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Critical Craft

How is craft currently being defined and discussed in the UK and internationally? What hierarchies - gender, class, age, ethnicity – exist in craft making and the concept of craft? How does gallery education use craft making as a critical tool? Are galleries and museums stepping into the gap left in formal education by the move away from craft skill?

The contributors to this issue on Critical Craft have responded to these questions and more, with reference to practices and challenges faced in different contexts.

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engage 33: Critical Craft
Winter 2013
Published by engage, London

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Editor's Introduction
Karen Raney

Contributors' Details

What's in a Name: The marginalisation of craft in contemporary society
Frances McDonald

Valuing the Good Rather than the New
Joe Hogan

CAREful or CAREless? Collaborative Making and Social Engagement through Craft
Fiona Hackney

Neither Craft nor Art: Lives Spent Making
Andrew Stooke

Playing with Real Stuff: Science Museums, Children's Museums and Art Museums
James Herring

Benefits of Craft Building Human and Social Capital
Deirdre Buckley, Deirdre Figuerido

Skills in the Making: Craft-based teacher training and continuing professional development
Helen Adams, Penny Jones & Rachel Payne

Crafting Difference
Christine Checinska

Radical craft interventions in museums and galleries: Contesting dominant paradigms
Maria-Anna Tseliou

Review: Collaboration Through Craft
Hannah Fussner

Review: Art & Innovation
Ailbhe Mac Eoin

Case Study: WIRED
Angela Rogers

Case Study: Parson Cross Stitch
Ruthie Ford


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