Sustaining Craft Practice in the Digital Era

Monday, 12 April: 2-3.30pm  

Network Centre is delighted to present an online conversation as part of the QMUL Arts & Culture Conversations Week for 9-16 April 2021. Our panel will draw on international perspectives to explore contemporary craft practice and economy. Facilitated by feminist craftivist practitioner and researcher Dr Katja May they will consider the role of communities of belonging and how craft’s quality of hand-made, intimate connection is maintained across digital, development and diversity divides.  

Panelists include Network Associate, Professor Nick Bryan-Kinns (QMUL), who will discuss his AHRC funded project, ‘Digital platforms for craft’ undertaken in collaboration with Hunan Uni, China; Dr Karen Patel (Birmingham City University), who will discuss her AHRC project Craft Expertise or ‘Supporting diversity and expertise development in the contemporary craft economy’; craft practitioner Yemi Awosile, who is active in the development of digital craft economies in Africa; and Suzanna Petot, who is a curator, writer and co-organiser of the interdisciplinary project Decorating Dissidence

The event is free to attend. Follow this link to the Conversations Week page to be signposted to the bookings site.

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