Design and Craft: The Practitioners’ View
What has craft become in the extremely complex world we live in? And what does design mean in this chaotic scenario? Since the industrial revolution design and craftsmanship became two radically different ways of producing material wares, but today we observe a lot of crossed experiences where artisans continue to be the bearers of both tangible and intangible assets while designers act as the new interpreters of this knowhow, celebrating the value of craftsmanship and making it relevant to the present by designing new products that keep artisanal production alive. The activity of a design school based in southern Italy and some case studies describe how design and crafts can interact in a contemporary perspective.
KeywordsDesign and craft Craftsmanship Artisanal production Design school
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