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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.
Daniel Charny leads on Creative Direction. He is an internationally recognised 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.
Natsai Audrey Chieza is a leading designer, change-maker, and TED speaker working at the intersection of design, biology and technology. She is Founder and Director of Faber Futures, a design research lab that develops tools, methods and frameworks for design-driven biofabrication for the circular economy.
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: Blackhorse Workshop