Crafting Words

The transcript from my Crafting Words lecture given in Oslo in November of 2012 is part of the Materiality Matters book (pp. 22-27) published by Norwegian Crafts.

'Contemporary craft deserves a little more respect than it currently receives' - this is a familiar opinion, at least in Britain and Ireland, where I live and work. But are the crafts the problem, or is it the critical discourse surrounding those objects? In many cases the physical objects are doing just fine; it is the atrocious ways we write about them that cause the problems...

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