Tuesday, April 24, 2012

DIY Craft Lecture by Dr. Sandra Alfoldy

Gallery 1C03, in cooperation with the Manitoba Craft Council, is pleased to host a special lecture by Dr. Sandra Alfoldy:

Thursday, May 10, 7-9 pm
DIY Will Never Die!
Lecture and reception.  Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, 3rd floor of Centennial Hall at the University of Winnipeg.

The DIY Movement has received much attention as a new driving force behind craft economics. This lecture will contrast historical craft pioneers with contemporary crafters to argue that in order to understand future craft economies as they are connected to the power of do-it-yourself crafting, it is essential to examine past craft economies.  What ideologies keep repeating, and what are the elements that keep DIY alive and financially vital across generations?

Speaker biography
Dr. Sandra Alfoldy is Professor of Craft History at NSCAD University, and Associate Curator of Fine Craft at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. She is the author of The Allied Arts: Architecture and Craft in Postwar Canada (2012) and Crafting Identity: The Development of Professional Fine Craft in Canada (2005), editor of Neocraft: Modernity and the Crafts (2007) and co-editor of Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855-2005(2008). She was the Chief Curator of the national Canadian exhibition at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale (2009) and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. She is currently at work on a new book on craft and popular culture.

For further information on this and related events, please visit the Manitoba Craft Council website.

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