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Join us for this one-day symposium, exploring the contemporary craft of Industry and Material Practice, Design and the Arts + Crafts.

“Each of the disciplines within craft possesses their own histories, research, methods, theory, critique, culture, and bodies of knowledge; all have specialized museums, galleries, magazines, conferences; they each have a language and a slanguage; and one has a secret handshake.”
– Keynote Speaker Melanie Egan, Director of Craft & Design at Harbourfront Centre




Emergent Technology is influencing and transforming our ways of producing, our ways of consuming and above all, our ways of knowing. New Craft, an emergent consideration, touches on a wide range of methods, techniques, practices and processes. This one-day symposium at Emily Carr University of Art + Design will explore the local and contemporary forms of New Craft through guest speakers, panel discussions and in-studio workshops and experimentation.


Seeing Paper – Nithikul Nimkulrat, Panelist – New Craft: New Practices








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