Free access to Sarah A. Lichtman conversation with Hella Jongerius

For a period of six months, the conversation between Sarah A. Lichtman and Dutch designer Hella Jongerius will be available to readers for free from the following link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17496772.2015.1057404.

Inlcuded in the special issue of The Journal of Modern Craft 8(2) from last year – ‘Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today’ – the conversation covers Jongerius’s design education, her thoughts on the definition of craft and the relationship with her many clients, including the UN who recently commissioned her to design the interior of the Delegates’ Lounge in their New York headquarters.

Included in the team who helped Jongerius with the Delegates’ Lounge is fellow Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom, who is interviewed for our Statement of Practice feature in The Journal of Modern Craft 9(1).

All Makers Now?

10-11 July, Falmouth University

Supported by the Craft Council, BT’s Superfast Cornwall Labs and hosted by Falmouth University’s award-winning Autonomatic research group, this conference explores the boundaries of 21st century craft.

Keynotes include:

  • Fred Baier – leading UK furniture designer
  • Fiddian Warman – founder & MD of  BAFTA-winning creative collaborative Soda
  • Dr Jayne Wallace – digital jeweller, reader and Fellow at Eclectric Research Studio, University of Dundee
  • Professor Chris Speed – Chair of Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh

Model of Leach tableware in laser cut acrylic, Matthew Tyas

Aimed at professional makers and researchers of all shapes and codes from crafters and curators to designers and technologists, the conference offers a hands-on agenda replete with interactive workshops and conference exhibition.

Positioned at the forefront of contemporary craft, All Makers Now? will question how, where and why the complex and subtly nuanced characteristics of craft merge with those of digital production, rapid prototyping and superfast informatin.

Dr Katie Bunnell, conference convenor and Associate Professor of Design at Falmouth University, comments: “In a world in which anyone can be a maker, we consider the value of craft in 21st century production. All Makers Now? will explore the relevance of craft in a variety of disciplines and communities, opening up new perspectives on its role in facing current social, economic and environmental challenges.”

For more information and booking visit: www.autonomatic.org.uk