In advance of Assemble 2012, we have relaunched a selected archive of sessions from Assemble 2010.
Click on the links below the session information for speaker info, slideshows and transcripts.
The launch of new research commissioned by the Crafts Council provoking debate into the value of contemporary making.
Provocation: Making Value
Discussing the production of craft and what it means with a panel drawn from diverse and unexpected practices in contemporary craft. Introduced by Prof. Mike Press. Chaired by Prof. Jane Harris
Making and Creative Production
A session exploring the consumption of craft and what it means to those who buy, highlighting new research commissioned by the Crafts Council. Chaired by Emily Campbell.
The author of ‘The Case for Working with your Hands - why office work is bad for us and fixing things is good’ (2010) explores the question ‘What is the hidden value of craft?’. Introduced by Mike Press
Provocation: Matthew B Crawford
The social value of craft and what it means. Chaired by Tiffany Jenkins (Institute of Ideas), with speakers CJ O’Neill (Maker), Claire Harris (Interdisciplinary maker), Andy Cathery (Xtravert Project) and Matthew B Crawford (Author).
Making and Social Value Session
An open session for all delegates to discuss the key question of the day, ‘What do we need in place to enable the crafts industry to fulfil its potential in the 21st Century?’. Chaired by cultural sector consultant Mary Schwarz and authors of the Crafts Council commissioned research ‘Crafting Futures’ Linda Ball (University of the Arts London) and Will Hunt (Institute of Employment Studies).
Open Discussion: Craft in the 21st century & Higher Education and Craft
A round up of the day’s discussions, drawing together the threads from all sessions. Chaired by Mike Press.