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We invite you to a partnership project comprising Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab, Crafts Council UK, the Embassy of Sweden – London, Craftspace, Platforma Arts + Refugee Network, British Council and the National College of Art and Design, Ireland.
Framed by a conversation with the Stockholm-based social enterprise, Livstycket, and Birmingham-based enterprise, Shelanu, Learning Lab focuses on the social and cultural value of craft as a form of place-making when produced by migrant and refugee women.
Learning Lab explores the role that crafts and making play in navigating experiences of migration, including wellbeing and integration. We will also look at the value of craft in creating dynamic and sustainable social enterprises.
Through a mix of case studies, presentations, workshops and conversations, Learning Lab reflects on new ways of working and asks fresh questions about the role of craft-making in collaborative learning and collective settings.
What are the threads we can draw out that tell the stories of craft skills through journeys of old to new, tradition to modern, old to young?
Contributors to this Learning Lab include practitioners from Livstycket, Shelanu and Craftspace in addition to Jessica Hemmings, editor of the recently published Cultural Threads (Bloomsbury, 2015); together with a range of arts practitioners, writers, researchers and cultural entrepreneurs.
To register or more information email Aine or Chris:
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