Jessica Hemmings

Textile Writer

Can That be Taught? Lessons in Tacit Knowledge

Tacit knowledge is commonly thought of as held within the body. This lecture considers the unique demands of craft education through comparisons with other models of education that require a student to acquire tacit knowledge. While craft research often prioritises material knowledge, education systems delivered by organisations as varied as the Pony Club and the Canadian Avalanche Association also grapple with the shared challenge of how language may begin to convey – although never substitute – tacit knowledge of materials. This lecture considers what craft education may stand to gain from greater awareness of these alternative models of education.

Tuesday 17 October @ 6.00-8.00pm

UNSW Paddington lecture room EG02

Sydney Craft Week is an initiative of the Australian Design Centre