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Craft Cultures Research Cluster

Craft Cultures logoCraft Cultures provides a forum to explore the multidisciplinary characteristics of craft and its praxis. 

A core objective is to encourage research and understanding into all aspects of craftsmanship, from the creation of the object through the design, technology and material to the role of the object and how it engages and communicates with maker, wearer and audience. 

Craftsmanship is explored through two main themes: Craftsmanship as the creative endeavour - in the context of: heritage, contemporary practice, traditional and digital innovations, and the sciences; and Craftsmanship and its impact on - individuals, relationships, shared experiences and the wider society.  

Craft Cultures welcomes researchers and invested partners who can contribute through an exchange of knowledge, expertise and skill to enable the wider facilitation of the discipline, and to promote collaborative interdisciplinary research.

Co Chairs: Professor Stephen Bottomley and Dr Ann Marie Carey.