George Enescu International Competition 2018

Romanian designer Carmen Emanuela Popa participated in this event with a series of clothing for the event's presenter. As always in his creations, the artist approached an avant-garde interpretation of works wich take part of the Future Folk collection. The scene of the Romanian Athenaeum was embellished by the artist's creations, which, as ever, are militant for a humanistic cause. This time the artist wants through a

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MARIE CLAIRE România

Future Folk se bazează pe filosofia de contrast între omul prezent și ceea ce tinde să devină; în viziunea mea, el se va raporta constant la originea sentimentalismului și a valorilor omului. Conceptul propune o haină care îmbracă sufletul ființei umane, este un tumult metaforic care descrie arta tradițională și cultura vestimentară a unor națiuni, cu delicatețe, dar și exigență stilistică. Cred că m-au fascinat toate elementele din natură pe care oamenii din trecut le-au reinterpretat, precum o floare din arnică roșie, au încredințat-o apoi bumbacului albit, căpătând astfel o valoare atemporală..

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IUAV University of Venice

The concept of the project is an allegory to the contemporary society that increasingly loses its emotional valences, the valences that define the human being, and draws its attention more and more to the dawn of an excessively technological era. The project brings to light, from the aesthetic landmarks of the Italian Renaissance, a character that remains touched by the richness of the nature of things - rerum nature, thus preserving the visual context of Venice, the color of a sky paint, fine material and natural silk full in contrast to graphic elements made in the quilting technique, which carries the object created today in a dynamic sportswear, using strong artistic elements..

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Design For Social Innovation

Migrant Integration Lab Awareness Campaign - ACT AGAINST EXCLUSION // EMPOWERING HYBRID IDENTITY // BUILDING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES. The renowned International artist Carmen Emanuela Popa is known as leading conceptual garments designer, and not only. She describes herself as “an artist who militates through his work for peace and non-violence and addresses as man to man of ordinary human beings.” Her unique work with innovative character goes beyond the limits of stereotypes, borders and invites the public to a complex and intransigent dialogue on the social issues that are now intensifying in the contemporary world. She launches through her work to manifest a message of tolerance and love under all forms of expression of the disfavoring or happier actors of humanity.

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The Official Book of FUTURE FOLK Project EuropeForCulture2018

The creator’s ability to recover past elements, some of them very ordinary, and to give them a futuristic look is always surprising. The collaboration with the Romanian National Commission for UNESCO started last year, with the 56 Route exhibition, whose motto was The Fight Against Xenophobia, Extremism and Aggression, which could not be but in agreement with the taste of such a cerebral artist, but who makes extra-efforts to tone up emotion and assume the contemplation of "absolute beauty", while beauty that can also be defined as a poem of a pacifist essence of the world.

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