2024 ✿ Together


“The welfare of the individual is bound up with the welfare of society as a whole.” – Plato

How do we make common spaces where we can be together?

We invite you to look ahead to 2024 and consider how we make connections with each other.

As a platform, Garland offers a space where thinkers and makers from diverse cultures of the wider world can share stories about the objects that we make. This is especially precious at a time of hyper-partisanship within democracies and between world powers.

The four issues of 2024 (March, June, September & December) will provide an opportunity to reflect on how we come together. We can share information about how this happens and promote structures and events that facilitate this.

In terms of Garland’s byline, “the stories behind what we make”, we can explore both how objects connect people and the spaces where we find them. ‘

This series reflects a new contextual framework for craft and design that considers spaces beyond the art gallery. While in visual arts, the gallery provides the almost exclusive space in which the art object operates, the principle of “living craft” reflected in the Mingei value of ikiteiru kōgei, identifies the value of the handmade in spaces of everyday life. The stories we’ve shared are about works not only in galleries, but also in special spaces such as nature, the street, the temple, the restaurant and the yurt.

This series aims to understand the spaces where we can be together. This involves support for those bodies that facilitate connection, sharing different models for association and consideration of new models. We will journey across spaces including collectives, place-based residencies, the street as a theatre of struggle, the gallery as temple and membership organisations that have proved the test of time.

Do you have a project, practice or space that brings people together? Let us know: contact.

Making makes us.


34 – The street – March 2023

35 – The land – June 2024

36 – The table – September 2024

37 – The gallery & temple – December 2024