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Craft Communities

A panel of leading designers and curators discuss the role of craft in building communities.

How can we use craft as a driver for social integration?

Speakers will reflect on communities that have been developed through craft production and consumption, and examine their impact on the landscape of making, in enhancing well-being, and in developing sustainable economic models for the future.

Part of Craft Conversations in collaboration with the LOEWE FOUNDATION.

Image credit: Ashley YK Yeo, Singapore ‘Arbitrary Metrics II’, hand cut paper, dimensions variable. 2015

Image credit: Mercedes Vicente, Spain ‘Scalaria Bifurca’, canvas, 300 x 750 x 330 mm. 2017

Image credit: Laurenz Stockner, Italy ‘Bowl made of copper / elastic shape – Ø 200mm’, copper, 200 x 200 x 100 mm. 2012

Image credit: Shohei Yokoyama, Japan ‘Sei wo harumu (Filling with Silence)’, glass, 1000 x 800 x 750 mm. 2017

Booking information

Adult: £12
Student/Concession: £8
Members: £9

Related exhibition

LOEWE Craft Prize 2018

In 2016, the LOEWE FOUNDATION launched the international annual LOEWE Craft Prize to showcase and celebrate newness, excellence and artistic merit in modern craftsmanship.

The LOEWE FOUNDATION was established as a private cultural foundation in 1988 by Enrique Loewe, a fourth-generation member of LOEWE’s founding family. Today, the Foundation continues to promote creativity, organise educational programs and protect cultural heritage in the fields of poetry, dance, photography, design and craft. The Foundation was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts by the Spanish government in 2002.

Background image: Yeonsoon Chang, Republic of Korea ‘Matrix III Time, Space, Human – 1,2,3’, abaca fiber, dimensions variable. 2016