Cultural exchange programs for artists, art professionals or academics to enable knowledge-sharing & generally more smiling. live.make.share is an artist-in-resident & exchange program developed from Hanoi, Vietnam under the umbrella of Undecided Productions. We focus on the development of international & inter-regional relations by facilitating mobility opportunities for local practitioners as well as welcoming foreign artists & art managers to our living & working spaces. We aim to create an environment for professional, personal & community development. Assist the production of artistic projects & encourage knowledge sharing. Our vision is to facilitate the dissemination of Vietnamese culture whilst nourishing the creative ecology with exterior knowledge, allowing for new perspectives globally.
live.make.share is to be found in the village of Na, in the region of Bac Ninh, circa 40 minutes from central Hanoi. The village is colloquially known as Mai village, named after the much loved Bùi Hoài Mai painter and architect, who after arriving in the village over 20 years ago is responsible for many of the architectural and economic development of the area. His interest in the preservation of Vietnamese culture brought him to collaborate with the wave of Hanoian land buyers coming to the village, convincing them to recuperate traditional housing structures and renovating them to meet contemporary standards of comfort. Mai continued to develop the village opening a ceramic studio (Hiên Vân Ceramics) that now employs seven village families to produce traditional designs, near lost in the region. He also constructs a large exhibition and event complexe that his family hopes to open in the future as a traditional ceramic museum.
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