Rebecca was selected to take part in this initiative of the British Council and Anou, an artisan-led e-commerce site bringing together artisan communities across Morocco and providing equal access to the free market.
The objective of the programme was to create a meaningful exchange of ideas, knowledge and skills between artisans from the Anou community in Morocco and selected UK-based designers and to facilitate an exploration of the relationship between craft and contemporary design. Living with the artisans in the Atlas Mountains, the designers worked across weaving, leatherwork, woodwork, ceramics and metalwork. The designers and artisans led workshops providing insights into their respective practices and exchanging skills and knowledge.
Rebecca led a workshop on the meaning of symbols found in Amazigh culture. She then worked Kenza Oulaghda, an artisan weaver, and with Association Tithrite (a cooperative of twenty women weavers based in Ait Hamza, a small village in the Middle Atlas Mountains) to develop new products incorporating leather into traditional weaving.