Craft Expertise workshop series – tackling racism and inequality in craft

As part of the Craft Expertise project I worked with STEAMhouse in Birmingham to run a three-day workshop series (or STEAM Sprint) which ran over three weeks from November-December 2020. Participants in the workshops included makers who had been involved with this project, Craftspace and Crafts Council UK. The workshops were initially going to beContinue reading “Craft Expertise workshop series – tackling racism and inequality in craft”

Craft, Expertise and Value

Now that my UKRI/RCUK Innovation Fellowship, Craft Expertise (short name) is off the ground and the first round of interviews and ethnography have been completed, I’m able to share some initial thoughts. First a quick recap – this project is in collaboration with Crafts Council UK and aims to support greater diversity in the UKContinue reading “Craft, Expertise and Value”

Creative Economy Engagement Project Update

This is an update on my AHRC funded project with the Crafts Council originally posted on their website.  I am now almost three months into this AHRC-supported Creative Economy Engagement Fund project in collaboration with the Crafts Council. For this project we are looking at how digital technology, mainly social media, could support diversity inContinue reading “Creative Economy Engagement Project Update”