CONF: Tools for the Future – International Workshop #7 Markets for applied arts, artistic crafts, and design (Erasmus University Rotterdam, 9-11 June 2022)

International Workshop #7
Markets for applied arts, artistic crafts, and design

The event will be live streamed for those who cannot attend in person and wish to follow the presentations remotely.


Thursday 9 June

09:00–9:30 – Welcome and coffee

09:30–9:45 – Introduction: Filip Vermeylen (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Session 1- Exploring understudied crafted cultural goods and their valuation mechanisms
Session chair: Anna Mignosa (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

09:45­–10:15 – Kaylee Alexander (Duke University): Selling Eclecticism: Trickle-Round Signaling and the Market for Funerary Monuments in 19th century Paris
10:15­–10:45 – Paola Cordera (Politecnico di Milano, School of Design): Instructions.Remember to stamp “Made in Italy” on every single item

10:45–11:15 – Coffee break

11:15–11:45 – Elisabetta Lazzaro (Business School for the Creative Industries – University for the Creative Arts): Aesthetics, Functionality, and the Market for Classic Yachts
11:45–12:15 – Leandro Valiati (University of Manchester) &Andre Moreira Cunha (UFRGS – Brazil): NFTs in the Arts Markets: Irrational Exuberance or towards a new paradigm?

12:30–13:30 – Lunch at EUC

Session 2- Creating new markets, displaying, and promoting decorative and applied arts
Session chair: Anne-Sophie Radermecker (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

13:30–14:00 – Sarah Bakkali (Independent scholar): Artists and their networks at the service of industry and national economy in the early nineteenth century
14:00–14:30 – Stephanie Dieckvoss (Kingston University): Intimacy in the art fair booth: The hotel art fair as interior
14:30–15:00 – Fiona Whitehurst, Lauren Baker, Jo Singh, Corinne Lewis-Ward, & Ann English (Newcastle University): Co-producing a Collaborative Pop-Up Opportunity for Artists and Makers through Participatory Action Research

15:00–15:30 – Coffee break 

15:30-16:30 – Keynote speaker: Amanda Brandellero (Erasmus University Rotterdam): Making urban transitions through crafts

19:00 – Conference dinner at Bistro Nul10

Friday 10 June

Session 3 – Theoretical and practical challenges faced by the markets for applied arts, artistic crafts, and design

Session chair: Nathalie Moureau (Université Paul Valérie, Montpellier 3)

09:30–10:00 – Elisabetta Lazzaro (Business School for the Creative Industries – University for the Creative Arts) & Adriana Turpin (IESA Institutd’EtudesSupérieures des Arts): Sales of Boulle and Riesener furniture in 19th-century Britain
10:00­–10:30 – Anna Mignosa & Marleen Hofland Mol (Erasmus University Rotterdam): The implications of embodied knowledge on the valuation of creative craft goods.
10:30–11:00 – Giovanni Maria Riccio (University of Salerno) & Pezza, Federica (PQ Trademark Attorney): The “made in Italy” case: between the need for social recognition of Italian minor arts and elaboration of alternative instruments of protection

11:00–11:15 – Coffee break 

11:15–12:15   Keynote speaker: Koenraad Brosens (University of Leuven): Interweaving methodologies: why tapestry trumps the fine arts anytime

Session 4 – Entrepreneurial and strategic endeavors in the markets for crafted works
Session chair: Elisabetta Lazzaro (University for the Creative Arts)

13:30–14:00 – Ellen Loots (Erasmus University Rotterdam) &Anne-Sophie Radermecker (Université libre de Bruxelles): How identity and self-perception affect business models in the creative crafts sector
14:00–14:30 – Camille Mestdagh (LARHRA): Analysing a Rising Market for Decorative Arts Through the Business of a Curiosity Dealer in 19th-Century Paris

14:30–15:00 – Coffee break

15:00–15:30 – Lauren England (Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries, King’s College London): Creative symbiosis: Connecting the wood industry, craft, and design ecology of South Tyrol (with Federica Vigano, Faculty of Education, Free University of Bolzano, Roberta Comunian, Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries, King’s College London, UK)
15:30–16:00 – Ilse Romeijn (Erasmus University Rotterdam): A New Perspective to Craft Entrepreneurship: Looking through the Eyes of Migrants
16:00–16:30 – Darius Spieth (Louisiana State University): Murano Glass versus Studio Glass: Strangers in a Twin Market
16:30-17:00 – Closing remarks: Adriana Turpin & Ellen Loots
17:00–18:30 – Drinks 

Saturday 11 June

10:00–13:00 Cultural activity: visit of the Depot of the Boijmans museum (optional)


To register for the workshop, please send an email to by 31 May 2022. Registration is mandatory but free of charge.
Details here.

Venue: Erasmus University College
Lecture Hall A
Nieuwemarkt 1A
3011 HP Rotterdam