TEDxFargo: Michael Strand - The Spaces Between: Art, Craft and Humanity

Michael Strand is an Associate Professor and Head of Visual Arts at North Dakota State University, for more information about Michael and his projects head to www.michaeljstrand.com. Formatively a potter, and interested in the potential of functional art in today's society, Strand's work has moved seamlessly into Community Engagement and Social Practice. "The Spaces Between: Art, Craft and Humanity" presents Strand's recent projects that are focused on asking unique questions that challenge the conventional wisdom of how objects move into the world.

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Comment by Kevin Murray on March 10, 2012 at 5:09am

I liked this talk a lot. I admired Michael's generosity, and the productive way he places ceramics at the centre of story exchange. But at the same time, I'm not a ceramicist. I'm curious to know what someone in his field of practice thinks about this.

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