CRAFT FORWARD SYMPOSIUM 2011
CRAFT FORWARD SYMPOSIUM 2011
California College of the Arts is pleased to present Craft Forward, a symposium on craft.
"Craft only exists in motion." -- Glenn Adamson, keynote speaker
In recent years, a host of global issues have fueled a renaissance in the field of craft theory and practice. The longing for tactility and materiality in the digital age, the focus on local production in a worldwide economy, and the renewed interest in the unique object in a mass-produced environment have generated forward-thinking debates about the nature of craft and its growing relevance to a broad range of disciplines.
Craft Forward examines the multifaceted practices that distinguish and blur the historically charged edges between craft, art, design, architecture, and writing. The symposium brings together a diverse group of makers and thinkers to explore the ethos of craft and its resurgence in the 21st century.
Craft Forward focuses on craft in relation to a series of concepts, including materiality, technology, production, identity, and revolution. Speakers include Ayse Birsel, Liz Collins, Bridget Cooks, Teddy Cruz, David Howes, Lauren Kalman, Sheila Kennedy, Chris Lefteri, Lydia Matthews, Cat Mazza, Allyson Mitchell, Chris Taylor, Otto von Busch, Frank Wilson, Paul Flores, Mimi Robinson and others.
For more information about presenters, panels, events, and registration please go to cca.edu/craftforward.
Generous support for the Craft Forward symposium is provided by an anonymous donor and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and by the Chalsty Aesthetics and Philosophy Initiative, made possible by a grant from the Chalsty Foundation. Special thanks to the American Craft Council for their partnership in the realization of the symposium.
GENERAL ADMISSION for the Entire Weekend or Individual Day tickes
Please note: Tickets for the Craft Forward Soiree on Saturday night are sold separately please see below for details.
A limited number of discounted tickets are available for Non-CCA Students and CCA Alumni on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that students will be asked to present a current student ID at the Craft Forward symposium check-in and all alumni registrants will be confirmed through the CCA alumni database.
CCA COMMUNITY COMP TICKETS
A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to CCA faculty, staff, and students on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that registration is required and you will be asked to present your current CCA ID at the Craft Forward symposium check-in. Registration for the CCA community will begin later this month, when all faculty, staff, and students will receive an email with a code. At that time, CCA community members will be able to register the symposium alone or for both symposium and soiree at the same time.
CRAFT FORWARD SOIREE
Craft Forward Soiree takes place on Saturday evening, April 2nd. Festivities include a buffet dinner, dance performance, student Pecha Kucha, and music. Please note that ticket sales for Craft Forward Soiree are separate from symposium registration. Tickets for the soiree may be purchased without attending the symposium.
Soiree General Admission (including CCA faculty and staff) - $40
Soiree Student Admission (including CCA students) - $20
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