Creating, Connecting and Sustaining Links with the Indonesian Craft Economy
This project is described on the Gateway to Research as bringing together “rural craft producers, fair trade businesses and design researchers in Indonesia to explore opportunities, to develop new networks, build long term partnerships and support innovation” (para 1). It is anticipated that “(t)hese initiatives will improve employment opportunities in rural areas, encourage pride in local culture, improve rural incomes and reduce pressures of migration towards cities” (para 3). Other producers “will also gain by meeting diverse craft practitioners which may stimulate thinking about new product possibilities that combine diverse skills […] building ‘linking’ and ‘bridging’ social capital” (para 8). Hence, the target groups of this project which could be the focus of psychosocial wellbeing impacts were identified by the coders as craft producers, women, and lower socio-economic groups.