The #AmericanCraftForum returns for a second FREE series – this time ready to turn up the volume and amplify the varied ways diverse craft communities step up and put artists to work. In last month’s series, we heard our communities were hurting and provided avenues for relief. Now we turn to designing the road ahead.
PART 2: DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR AN EQUITABLE AND SUSTAINABLE CRAFT ECONOMY
– Can we find resiliency in a collective approach?
– What does participation look like now?
– What is the future of ecommerce post-pandemic?
Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic. Hrag is an art critic, curator, artist, and lecturer on contemporary art with an expertise on the intersection of art and politics.
IN CONVERSATION WITH:
Katy Stanton, program and membership director of Urban Manufacturing Alliance, a national organization advocating for local manufacturing and centering the makers movement in community.
Dominick Davis, maker, designer, entrepreneur, and art director and co-owner of the clothing brand DifferentRegard.
Steven White, maker, designer, entrepreneur, and operations and marketing lead and co-owner of the clothing brand DifferentRegard.
Keith Recker, founder and editor of HAND/EYE Magazine, author, color forecaster, creative director of Sante Fe-based International Folk Art Market.
Vallejo Gantner, artistic executive director of the Onassis Foundation USA and cofounder of Hireartists.org, an online site committed to developing a sector that will be disproportionately affected by this crisis.
FEATURED SHORT FILMS ON:
Carolina Textile District
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