ONE TEAM FOUR continents
Founder of the Cultural Intellectual Property RIGHTS Initiative® & DIRECTOR of CULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTING SRL
Monica Boța-Moisin is a cultural intellectual property & fashion lawyer, cultural sustainability consultant and speaker. She is the to-go person for partnerships, keynote speeches, workshops and event moderation.
She focuses extensively on creating a framework for the survival of traditional cultural expressions and building bridges between traditional craftsmanship and the fashion industry. She coined the terms cultural intellectual property rights®, cultural trademark© and designed the first-ever workshop on cultural sustainability in fashion©.
Monica has extensive experience with Intellectual Property systems in various jurisdictions and offers in-depth legal consulting and support for IP registration and IP management strategy development for textile and fashion stakeholders, Indigenous Peoples and Local Community entrepreneurs.
Monica acts as cultural mediator between the fashion industry and artisans in promoting luxury craftsmanship as part of the contemporary fashion supply chain.
Media & Visual Communication lead at the Cultural Intellectual Property RIGHTS Initiative®
Mónica Parra Hinojosa is a Mexican designer, communicator and researcher specialized in traditional & Indigenous textiles from Latin America. She is the Coordinator of The 3Cs - Get Weaving! Campaign.
With her independent project MadejándoLA, she has traveled to Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala and various states within Mexico, meeting artisans and communicating their stories through short films and multimedia narratives. She has collaborated with several textile collectives and organizations around the continent as well as with the National Crafts Endorsement Fund (FONART).
She has a Masters Degree in Visual Design and Communication from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and is currently teaching a class on Cultural Diversity and Misappropriation at the Department of Arts, Design and Architecture from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Puebla.
Nicole Crouch was born by the ocean, in Australia. She has 8 years of senior commercial textile design and management experience in the fashion industry, accumulating a deep comprehension of commercial industry needs and processes. She has also worked with traditional textile artisan communities in rural India and the Borneo jungle having an understanding of the rhythms of textile creation within various contexts.
Nicole is a lecturer of creative thinking and design in the multidisciplinary Design Degree at ADA, UNSW, Sydney where she is currently completing her PhD titled: "Commercial Textile Print Design, Cultural Sustainability and Cultural Misappropriation: An Ethical Guide Beyond Intellectual Property for Designers".
Her goal is to pioneer tools for both the current and emerging fashion industry to use their unique creativity and design decision power as an innovative force to positively impact cultural sustainability, climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Research & development lead at the Cultural Intellectual Property RIGHTS Initiative®
Shravani Deshmukh is an Intellectual Property Law professional who likes to regularly take up courses to upgrade her knowledge in the field. She currently works with “Create & Protect IP Partners”, a company she co-founded, and specialises in Technology Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights.
One of her primary aims is to create awareness and promote Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions while keeping in mind the changing business strategies. She believes that protecting the intellectual creation of local and Indigenous communities is extremely necessary and needs to be encouraged. She feels that even a small dialogue can make a huge difference and loves to connect with people who are willing to learn. Her creative acumen along with the ability to grab technology concepts gives her the edge in her profession.
ADMINISTRATION & LOGISTICS lead at the Cultural Intellectual Property RIGHTS Initiative®
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“The Cultural Intellectual Property Rights Initiative (CIPRI) is an outstanding project in Europe. Its founder Monica Moisin shows the importance of law for the social impact of design and art practice across regions and borders. With her innovative approach, strong engagement and attitude she is a key figure in the field of co-creation.
I see her cross-disciplinary knowledge essential for the Swiss Cultural Entrepreneurship program, for art and design students and professionals. I recommend co-creators worldwide to get in touch with the Cultural Intellectual Property Rights Initiative and gain a new perspective on knowledge transfer between art, design and traditional craftsmanship."