Ideas of Making: Histories and Theories of Making

Thursday, 12th 2012f April, 2012

Ideas of the Handmade: Histories and Theories of Making

FREE EVENT :: Friday, 20 April 2012

Contact Dr Catharine Rossi to book your place* -

Edinburgh College of Art/University of Edinburgh

Hunter Lecture Theatre (O17), Hunter Place, Lauriston Building, Laurison Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF

Conveners: Dr Catharine Rossi and Dr Juliette MacDonald, Edinburgh College of Art/University of Edinburgh

Ideas of the Handmade: Histories and Theories of Making is a one-day seminar devoted to craft. It will bring together a variety of craft-related research and researchers in order to investigate and champion the importance of craft, an area largely marginalised in design history and yet vital to contemporary and historical design culture in terms of practice, production and consumption.

As part of the presentations during the seminar, Dr. Nuno Sacramento, the SSW Director, will be presenting the 'The Lost Hand'. This project explored the different methods and processes of making, from contemporary arts to traditional crafts. Invited artists, tradesmen and craftsmen from throughout Aberdeenshire, with skills that are considered exceptional, were offered an opportunity to showcase their craft on site at SSW. With a focus on skills that are inherently local, SSW is continuing to open up a discussion about the relevance of these skills to the identity of Aberdeenshire and wider Scottish culture, while also looking into the future of craftsmanship.

Visit the event webpage for more information.



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