Please click the links below to find out more about each talk and our guest speakers...
Keynote: Community vs. Network - Thurs 23 Sept, 11am
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.
Researching Craft & Communities - Thurs 7 Oct, 11am
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.
Engaging Communities through Craft - Thurs 21 Oct, 11am
Hear from Deirdre Figueiredo MBE in conversation with Professor Fiona Hackney, and moderated by Dr Justin Marshall, followed by an audience Q&A.
Empowering Communities - Thurs 28 Oct, 11am
Edmund Le Brun, co-founder of ISHKAR, and artist/maker Deirdre Nelson in conversation with Dr Stephen Knott, discuss different approaches to working with and empowering communities, in the UK and beyond, that are facing challenges. This panel will be followed by an audience Q&A.
Final Keynote & Curator's Review - Thurs 28 Oct, 5pm
For our final event, we are delighted to welcome our closing Keynote speaker Namita Gupta Wiggers to discuss communities in craft from her perspective as a curator and educator.