Crafting Sustainability


Crafting Sustainability is a two-day conference that brings together makers, researchers, educators, and students to interrogate the pairing of craft and sustainable practice.

 
DateSaturday, March 14, 2015 - 4:00am to Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 4:00am

Location

OCAD University 100 McCaul St.

Crafting Sustainability is a two-day conference that brings together makers, researchers, educators, and students to interrogate the pairing of craft and sustainable practice. Co-organized by Craft Ontario and the Material Art and Design Department (MAAD) at OCAD University, the conference offers a platform for assessing the role of craft in fostering new paradigms for production and consumption in the 21st century.

Come out and join the discussion! Twenty guest speakers will cover a range of topics, including explorations of disposable culture, conversations about what makes a viable craft practice, customizable 3D printed prosthetics, video game programming in Inuktitut, and ‘craftwashing’ strategies.

Generous support for the Crafting Sustainability conference is provided by the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council. Crafting Sustainability is sponsored by Harbourfront Centre, the Sheridan Craft & Design Program, and Haliburton: Fleming College for the Arts, and is taking place as part of Craft Year 2015.

DateSaturday, March 14, 2015 - 4:00am to Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 4:00am

Website Location

OCAD University 100 McCaul St.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 4:00am to Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 4:00am

Crafting Sustainability is a two-day conference that brings together makers, researchers, educators, and students to interrogate the pairing of craft and sustainable practice. Co-organized by Craft Ontario and the Material Art and Design Department (MAAD) at OCAD University, the conference offers a platform for assessing the role of craft in fostering new paradigms for production and consumption in the 21st century.

Come out and join the discussion! Twenty guest speakers will cover a range of topics, including explorations of disposable culture, conversations about what makes a viable craft practice, customizable 3D printed prosthetics, video game programming in Inuktitut, and ‘craftwashing’ strategies.

Generous support for the Crafting Sustainability conference is provided by the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council. Crafting Sustainability is sponsored by Harbourfront Centre, the Sheridan Craft & Design Program, and Haliburton: Fleming College for the Arts, and is taking place as part of Craft Year 2015.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St.
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