Young designers gathered again in Sarajevo as part of the project “Fashioration” for a five-day training course that took place between 20-24 March 2023, in order to further develop their skills and expand their knowledge of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tradition and cultural intangible heritage.

This course gathered 20 young people from Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and it shifted its focus more into making handmade jewelry with traditional methods and with traditional materials.

The training course started with a presentation about the project activities implemented so far. Then the participants had a tour of the “Zemaljski muzej” and “Vijećnica” which were a great source of inspiration for upcoming handmade artworks and crafts.

On day 2, the participants had a chance to visit “Svrzina kuća”, to soak in its history and the traditional way of life in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as a fun workshop of traditional embroidery on scarves with all kinds of tools that they made with the addition of traditional Bosnian music called “sevdalinke”. On day 3, the fun wasn’t lacking because participants made their own handmade jewelry using traditional methods and tools. All of these activities brought our participants together through teamwork and learning about new cultures.