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Making Futures: The Crafts as Change Maker in Sustainably Aware Cultures

Dartington Hall, Dartington Estate, Devon
15 September 2011 00:00 - 16 September 2011 00:00

The conference will bring together an international cast of academics, practitioners, curators, campaigners, activists, and representatives from associated organisations and agencies, to develop and explore the conference themes. As with the first conference, this edition of Making Futures will seek to incorporate a diverse range of practice-based case studies with approaches rooted in historical and cultural modelling. Both practice and theory will encompass social, technological, critical-theoretical, economic and political, and pedagogic perspectives. In addition to this established agenda, for the 2011 conference we wish to explore two new significant investigative themes that began to emerge as concerns during the first conference: Craft as Social Process and Craft in an Expanded Field.

To ensure the widest possible dissemination of the conference outcomes, all papers will be published as Volume 2 of the on-line journal, Making Futures. Plymouth College of Art will maintain this as a long-term open-access research resource. Volume 1 containing the papers from the first edition of Making Futures can be found at:

Making Futures: The Crafts in the Context of Emerging Global Sustainability Agendas. Vol 1. ISSN 2042-1664

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