Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 11:30am - 12:15pm
In this talk I will leave the old argument of handmade vs machine made alone. But I think it is well worth our effort to reconsider what it is about the idea of handmade that we revere and attempt to preserve as our process for making evolves. I have my own musings on this topic I will share, but more importantly I would like to generate thought discussion on the topic.
Some questions to ponder:
- Is there something about the spirit of a "handmade" thing that we can name and preserve even as we adopt automated or more mechanical production processes?
- What is the most important aspect to our role as makers/designers; why are we doing this?
- Where does the value we think we are generating come from? Our hands? Our imagination? Our cleverness?
- What are we preserving by keeping alive hand craftsmanship?