You are invited to a presentation about an important new book on the value of craft in bringing people together.
Craft Communities addresses the social groups, old and new, which have developed around craft production and consumption, exploring the social and cultural impact of contemporary practices of making. Addressing a wide range of crafting practice, from yarn bombs to Shetlands shawls, brassware to paper crafting, in a variety of regional and national contexts, the contributors consider how craft practices operate collectively in the home, communities, businesses, workshops, schools, social enterprises, and online. It further identifies how social media has emerged as a key driver of the ‘Third Wave’ of craft. From Etsy to Instagram, Twitter to Pinterest, online communities of the handmade are changing the way people buy and sell, make and meet.
Susan Luckman & Nicola Thomas (eds) Craft Communities, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2023
Join Susan Luckman and contributors to learn more about the discoveries contained within the book.
19 February 2024, 17:30 (Adelaide time). Register on Zoom.
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