Craft Conversations: Craft Communities
Speakers reflect on communities that have developed through craft production and consumption. They examine the impact of these communities on the landscape of making through enhancing wellbeing and in developing sustainable economic models for the future.
This discussion is chaired by Dr Antonia Boström, Acting Director of Collections at the V&A Museum, London. Speakers include Daniel Charny, Dr Catharine Rossi and Emma Woffenden.
Daniel Charny is an internationally renowned curator, consultant and educator. Projects include founding Fixperts, curating Power of Making, founding curator of the Aram Gallery, creative director of the Maker Library Network and his professorial role at Kingston University.
Dr Catharine Rossi is a design historian based at Kingston University. Her research interests include craft, socially and politically engaged design, and nightclubs. Her publications include Crafting Design in Italy: from Postwar to Postmodernism (MUP, 2015). She recently co-curated Night Fever, an exhibition on nightclubs and design at Vitra Design Museum.
Emma Woffenden is an artist who trained extensively in glass making techniques. She exhibits and lectures internationally and is represented by Marsden Woo gallery in London. Her work is presented in public collections in the USA and Europe. In 2016 completed an appointment as the Artistic Director of North Lands Glass in Scotland.