Online TalkCommunity vs. Network
11am-12.30pm, Thursday 23 September 2021
Hear from Professor Daniel Charny in this opening keynote about things he has learnt and unlearnt about communities and making over the last 20 years.
Photography by Andy Dunn
Online TalkResearching Craft & Communities
11am-12.30pm, Thursday 7 October 2021
Academics Dr Karen Patel, Dr Stephen Knott, and Dr Justin Marshall share their insights into craft communities in UK, China and India in this panel discussion. Discover a range of perspectives including the impacts of inequalities, digital tools in craft and social media/entrepreneurism.
Online TalkEngaging Communities through Craft
11am - 12.30pm, Thursday 21 October 2021
Deirdre Figueiredo MBE in conversation with Professor Fiona Hackney. A series of short image-provocations will accompany stories designed to promote questions about how, why, and to what ends craft engages communities.
Online TalkEmpowering Communities
11am - 12.30pm, Thursday 28 October 2021
Hear from Edmund Le Brun, co-founder of ISHKAR, and artist/maker Deirdre Nelson in conversation with Dr Stephen Knott, followed by an audience Q&A. In this panel talk, you will hear about different approaches to working with and empowering communities, in the UK and beyond, that are facing challenges.
Online TalkFinal Keynote & Curator's Review
5pm - 6.30pm, Thursday 28 October 2021
For the final event, closing Keynote speaker Namita Gupta Wiggers will discuss communities in craft from her perspective as a curator and educator. The series will end with an overview of this programme's themes by the curator Dr Catharine Rossi of Kingston University.