Humanitarian Handicrafts Testing the relationship between archival history and hands-on craft making

Forfattere

  • Rebecca Gill University of Huddersfield
  • Claire Barber University of Huddersfield
  • Bertrand Taithe University of Manchester

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7577/formakademisk.4181

Emneord (Nøkkelord):

Interdisciplinary, embodied knowledge, humanitarianism, textiles

Sammendrag

This paper asks how craft practice can inform historical reconsiderations of handicraft produced within a humanitarian socio-economic framework (to support humanitarian aims or fund-raising initiatives), and in turn explores how historical processes become materialised in contemporary humanitarian craftwork. By considering the possibilities for practice-based methods, this paper proposes the utility of involvement in craft-making processes for historians of humanitarianism. At the same time, this gives rise to a multiplicity of concerns for a contemporary craft practitioner undertaking a form of creative expression identifiable by its humanitarian purpose. It is therefore a helpful corrective to the temptation to think that experiments are innovations. Looking at early attempts in history we see a practice mirrored, not in the results, but in the process of working in a humanitarian mode of craft-based practice.

Forfatterbiografier

Rebecca Gill, University of Huddersfield

PhD

Claire Barber , University of Huddersfield

PhD

Bertrand Taithe , University of Manchester

Professor

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Nedlastinger

Publisert

2021-05-10

Hvordan referere

Gill , R. ., Barber , C., & Taithe , B. . . (2021). Humanitarian Handicrafts: Testing the relationship between archival history and hands-on craft making . FormAkademisk - forskningstidsskrift for design og designdidaktikk, 14(2). https://doi.org/10.7577/formakademisk.4181