There is no single history of craft.
Craft is long. Craft is and has been at the core of cultural knowledge, learning between generations, and community connections. And yet, whiteout conditions in academia and museums continue to frame craft as something to be discovered, uncovered, and saved.
Photographed against a white background, we wonder: what context would your questions about craft — about this pot — bring into view? What could we learn if your hand is holding that mic, and your voice asking the questions? What could your research do to shape a field of craft studies?
The pot pictured above connects to a constellation of stories; some are well-worn and well-known, others quiet and private, and still others not yet voiced.
Join us to turn the mic to new voices, more stories, and bigger contexts.
Visit our program website at macraftstudieswwc.com to learn more about how we work to understand craft. This website gives a context for how we think, learn, and communicate our research: listen to “Building a Craftscape: What is a Field and Who Does it Include?”, a Faculty Webinar by Namita Gupta Wiggers, Program Director; download Paired Conversations, in which students discuss their research with artists, curators, scholars, and writers from multidisciplinary backgrounds; and access Mapping Craft: This is How We Meet, a student-led publication from the Class of 2020. All purchases of the publication support scholarships for students who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the program.
Applications to Warren Wilson’s MA in Critical Craft Studies are due March 1, 2021.