Craft science workshops at Mariestad
The third and last craft science workshop in the series of three (see earlier blogs) was arranged on October 11-13 in Mariestad, Sweden by the Craft Laboratory and University of Gothenburg partners Gunnar Almevik and Tina Westerlund.
Over three days the group of 20 researchers and teachers shared craft related information and knowledge through lectures workshops and discussions. The lectures involved themes such as artistic research in woodwork using only preindustrial tools, Research on the value and appreciation of crafts in society and IPR in Crafts.
In hands-on workshops on plant propagation and masonry and plastering the participant were discussing learning a craft as a novice from a master and what implications such body-based learning has on craft teaching.
The experiences were then drafted in discussions on how such processes could be presented through nontraditional research outputs, so called NTRO’s.
We also had an opportunity to visit the vocational craft school that includes for example timber house building, architectural painting and window making and repair.
In preparations for future collaborations the participants also drafted plans for the next Biennial International Conference for the Craft Sciences (BICCS) that will be held in the same location next year 20-22 September 2023. See previous conference here https://biccs.dh.gu.se/2021