Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
Much time and effort have been spent over the years to define what craft really is, to not much avail. Perhaps it is better to discuss what craft can do. Can craft challenge, critique, manipulate? And can it also inquire, empower, and liberate?
Otto von Busch is Associate Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design. In his research and practice he explores how design and craft can be reverse-engineered, hacked, and shared among many participants as a form of civic engagement. Many of his projects prototype how design can mobilize community capabilities through collaborative craft and social activism in the support of social sustainability, peace, and ultimately justice.
Find out more about Otto: selfpassage.org
You won't want to miss Otto's opening keynote at the ACC's national conference this October in Omaha. Register today to lend your voice and views to the conversation.
Register for PRESENT TENSE: https://craftcouncil.org/conference
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