Wednesday, 6 April 2011


Final Call for abstracts. The closing date for receipt of abstracts is 1st May 2011.

Making Futures will be held on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September 2011 at Dartington Hall on the inspiring Dartington Estate, Devon, UK.

Making Futures invites submissions from craft practitioners, curators, historians, theorists, campaigners, activists, and representatives from public and private agencies with an interest in the relationship between the contemporary crafts and sustainability issues.

Making Futures is about agency, change and the search for new grounds and understandings of how the contemporary crafts are practiced in relation to developing global environmental and
sustainability agendas.

The conference explores the idea that these emerging agendas interrupt and restage the possibilities of craft in fundamental ways that are important to makers, their audiences, and to society more generally; that they present opportunities to redefine and reconstitute the crafts as less marginalised, more centrally productive forces in society, through new formulations and/or re-articulations of practices, identities, positions and markets.

All details about the call available here

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