Crafting Words lecture in Materiality Matters
Posted on Thu, January 30th, 2014 in Academic Writing
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 the Norwegian Craft Association and available in March.
‘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…