Thursday, June 20, 2019
What happens when we shift the context of our work, moving furniture from an intimate context and onto the sidewalk? Emily Bunker explores case-studies in outdoor furniture design: considering historical precedents, playful interventions, new design methodologies, and the skill-sharing programs shaping our cities.
Discover the 4,000 year old history of chair caning that spans the globe from Middle Kingdom Egypt to Mid-Century Scandinavia. Learn about materials, process, contemporary applications, and how chair makers have employed these woven materials to chairs.
What are the links between cognition and skilled use of the hands? This presentation explores the resurgence of both popular and intellectual interest in Craft as well as historical systems such as Educational Sloyd that believe in the importance of hand-skills for the development of the whole person. Harrington aims to encourage dialog around the […]
Friday, June 21, 2019
An exploration of furniture-making and functionality through the eyes of a contemporary artist and art fabricator.
Much of Alicia Dietz’s work stems from her experiences as an officer and Blackhawk Helicopter test pilot. While seemingly two different areas of expertise, her career in the Army unexpectedly prepared her to design and build. Conducting workshops with other veterans, they make – allowing people to change gears, put their hands to work, and […]
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Hear how Kent Knapp, the head of his family-owned and operated blacksmithing shop, navigates the techniques of their 5000 year old craft and incorporates modern technology. Kent will share the trials, tribulations and successes of taking family business up a notch, by adding cameras and producers to the mix of some over the top project […]