Traditional craft: manufactured nostalgia or grass-roots resistance?

Cabinet maker at Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg

Cabinet maker at Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg

There are many situations when we might ask ourselves this question. We discover what appears to a wonderful authentic piece of traditional handicraft in a shop, only to find that is has been consciously engineered by some government department. Or we might have dismissed some local handicraft association, only to start thinking of it later as a site of constructive local culture.

In2.1 Journal of Modern Craft, a number of articles open up the issue of tradition in modern craft. So when is craft a manufactured nostalgia and when is it an active resistance to modernity? Please feel free to add your comments to the posts on this question. To learn more, you can read the print journal or download the selected articles:

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