we are developing
the co/rizom roadmap
a toolkit for artisans
that has long been standard
in industrial product development
available to traditional artisans.
a universally applicable tool
that breaks down
essential work processes
into basic steps
to close knowledge gaps
in production, marketing
co/rizom was founded in spring 2018
by Alina Șerban & Nadja Zerunian.
Having worked 8 years in philanthropy at the ERSTE Foundation, Alina is an expert in community building & development, bringing in institutional knowledge on strategic partnership management & hybrid financing.
Nadja adds creative force to the team. After a decade at Calvin Klein in New York & creative director at Georg Jensen & the Swatch Group she now focuses on the potential & relevance of global crafts.
Andrei Georgescu has all the enterprise development & implementation competence. He has successfully launched the social enterprise MBQ in Romania & managed the transition of a group of traditional artisans to suppliers of Ikea
"the project where we all met
& now the model that we want
to replicate & scale."
Lisa Pock admininstration & communications.
Gabor Nagy implementation partner.
Adrien Dudas controlling.
Pia Scharler art direction. Sarah Podbelsek graphics. Karin Pollack & Giovanna Dunmall texts. Pauline Thurn und Taxis & Mark Glassner photography. Ana Berlin public relations. Nick van Praag feedback. Sofie Lachaert & Luc d’Hanis creative advice. Alice Stori Liechtenstein curator.
Lady Malloch-Brown Lilli Hollein Nicole Traxler Andre Wilkens Franz Prueller advisory board.
the road ....
'I tried to capture special moments throughout our beautiful journey in Uzbekistan – a country in which one can easily get too euphoric as a photographer.'
Pauline Thurn und Taxis
'Traveling for the first time in Albania you immediately get there are layers there, just like in the architecture of their messy cities … what I saw was a compendium of contradictions & a youthful energy. Past & present are so unusually close.'
'Arriving at night, my first glimpses from the taxi window showed a city at once familiar & foreign. A visit to Zaza's workshop outside Tbilisi the next morning revealed a new world, a new reality. It was the beginning of a journey in which every day we discovered new layers & stories of a fascinating country. This variety was reflected in the buildings, the people, the landscape & the food. Last but not least, the encounter with Zaza was instructive. He spoke of the emotional value objects can take on. A testament to the mute yet eloquent language of things.'