Craft & Cultural Conversations

Craft Scotland for Craft & Cultural Conversations 2021, curated by Dr Catharine Rossi, to discuss what community means for craft today and what’s needed to ensure strong, vibrant and inclusive craft communities in the future.

Professor Daniel Charny in this opening keynote about things he has learnt and unlearnt about communities and making over the last 20 years.

With the term ‘community’ being used so frequently these days, from co-working spaces to retail superstores and from online networks to user generated content platforms, it’s worth thinking about the role of craft and making in building meaningful connections.

Using insights from projects in cultural, education and commercial environments the intention is to reflect on the role of making in this landscape and consider when what is called a community is not actually one.