What is Craft Forward? Are we lost or found in the 21st century?

Craft Forward, an amazing title that attracted my attention when first announced. I wouldn't have missed this symposium -- and only an hour from my house. 

 

 

A symposium about CRAFT moving Forward.  Despite the upheavals and economic struggles for all artists and makers, I anticipated a symposium that could give direction to the future of craft.

 

Before the symposium, I was so excited and asked, "What is Craft Forward?"  The topic was prescient, and I committed ASK Harriete to sharing this information with a wider circle.

Parallel posts were put in a Crafthaus group to spark discussion. Isn't that the value and benefit of the Internet?

 

Lydia Matthews in her closing remarks ask us:

"How can we continue this conversation?"

"How do you move Craft Forward?"

"What do you want to move forward?"

"What do you leave behind?"

Can we "Carry the banner of craft forward?"

 

Before I write my final post for this symposium on ASK Harriete and Crafthaus, I am wondering....did I miss a beat at Craft Forward?

Did I misunderstand their agenda?

Was the list of speakers and the presentation addressing Craft Forward?

Here is the original description of Craft Forward as a PDF and image BELOW (if you want to read it.) craftForward%20letter.pdf

We want to hear your opinion! Your soap box is ready.

Harriete

 

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Tags: Craft Forward, art community, craftforward, emiko oye, harriete estel berman, the future of craft

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