- October 18, 2018
Cosânzeana is the first pilot of the Creative Traditions series, a national community that brings together initiatives in the field of creative traditions and aims to provide them with visibility, development opportunities, to encourage collaboration, to establish partnerships and to inspire future initiatives.
Directed by: Emi Gheorghe
Guests: Laura Leonte (initiator of the project Cosânzeana), Nicoleta (The director of Cosânzeana shop), Teodor Frolu (initiator of the project România Tradițiilor Creative), Vintilă Mihăilescu (initiator of the project România Tradițiilor Creative), Alexandru Andrășanu (Director of the International UNESCO Geopark Țara Hațegului)
Script: Oana Costinaș, Alina Jantea
Producer: Teodor Frolu
Category: short film
Duration: 10 minutes
2,300 – Cinepub viewers
We unfolded the concept of the creative tradition and video illustrated it in collaboration with the Romanian Creative Traditions community members.
Cosânzeana, a small workshop in Aninoasa, Dâmbovița, invites us to rediscover the craftsmanship of sewing through creative wooden sewing sets (with folkloric inspiration patterns), designed by Laura Leonte & representatives of the local community and adapted to the needs of the contemporary man. Here are some thoughts on traditions and communities.
Romania – Creative Traditions is a national platform open to all those interested in the field, where “creative traditions” attempt to identify and promote a permeable domain connected to the creative industries.
What distinguishes it is what we might call the endowment, that is, the particular way in which our traditional “dowry” is taken over and valorized.
Instead of “horizontal” reporting, circulating and combining themes and motifs (for example, the “fusion” trends from folk-fashion to folk-food or folk-music), the creative traditions have a vertical approach, which seeks the perennial meaning of the artifacts of this heritage, and not its component elements. They do not represent traditions processed in another way, but traditions that produce something else.