What power does Craft hold in shaping and building community? How can we use our powers for the greater good? The Furniture Society’s community-based initiative, Craft For a Greater Good has been making a difference through making in the community of Asheville, NC for the past two years and is poised to launch the next iteration in New Orleans in partnership with YAYA (Young Aspiration, Young Artists), a youth-service arts organization.
Join us for a conversation about the powerful legacy of this ongoing project, a testimony to how collaboration, creative problem solving, creating beauty and love with your hands and heart are true examples of the handmade making a difference in building stronger, more engaged communities.
Craft for a Greater Good (CGG) is an initiative of The Furniture Society to connect with and serve our annual conference cities through partnerships and the creation of impactful projects.
Come make with us in the afternoons during the conference for two immersive afternoons of making at YAYA.
Friday, June 9 Day 1: Story Telling Chairs
Saturday, June 10 Day 2: Chair Transformations through Upholstery & Seat Weaving