Emilia Kietlińska - Drozd
My research at the University of Havana focuses on artisanal products, characteristic for Cuba. I put special emphasis on the question of the craft as a creative industry. The main area of my research is a study on the small businesses owned by craftsmen and designers for which tradition became an inspiration. I'm interested in a few topics: the situation of craftsmanship in Havana and Trinidad, financial support (regional/governmental), craftsmanship activity in the education system, intersectoral partnership, impact on public spaces, impact on local entrepreneurship and creative industries.