11 March 2011

HAND/EYE: A Magazine About Connecting Cultures and Inspiring Action

Whilst doing an Internet search about Tunisian handicrafts, I came across an article written by Rebeca Schiller entitled "Mixed Media" which described the work of a Tunisian designer called Hajer Massaoudi  with a "vision to lead a renaissance of traditional arts and craftmanship in her homeland of Tunisia along with her brother, Mohamed, who is housed next door collecting Tunisian artifacts and designing and creating home décor."  This article was published in the HAND/EYE magazine website. 

This is the mission statement of the HAND/EYE magazine:

HAND/EYE is an independent, international publication which explores the nexus between design and development, culture and commerce, art and craft, and environment and ethics. HAND/EYE’s goal is to engender intelligent debate among artisans, exporters, designers, artists, wholesalers and importers, retailers, and consumers so that all may make smart, ethical, and inspired decisions about their activities.

HAND/EYE articles will discuss design as a tool for development and income generation, as well as for environmental and social progress. The magazine will also discuss innovative and ethical retail practices as a force for more enlightened and informative consumerism, and will look at NGO programs addressing artisan income generation and community well being. We will showcase relevant new product for the consideration of retailers and consumers.

Through the work of accomplished photographers, we will also look at artisan life in a visual context. In interviews with inspiring creators and do-ers of all kinds, HAND/EYE will offer nourishing food for thought to all readers.

Proceeds from sales of HAND/EYE will be divided among several non-profit agencies working to address artisan issues."
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