The presentation will introduce the pilot project CUCULA – Refugees Company for Crafts and Design.
CUCULA profiles itself as a space for potential, an experimental model, a platform for intercultural exchange, an educational programme, a manufactory and much more. The project began in early 2014 as a visual sketch for a utopia, aimed at researching new paths and recommended solutions for refugee policies. The Berlin-based project has since developed into a functioning operation that manufactures designer furniture from designs by Enzo Mari. The production centre opens up a tangible outlook for refugees, allowing them to secure residency and finance their own training.