Stanley Picker Design Fellow Fabien Cappello was one of several speakers in The Languages of Making: Learning and Craft in Dialogue a one-day symposium on contemporary making practice and theory recently held at the Stanley Picker Gallery.
How do we talk about making? What words do we use to articulate non-verbal practices and ensure their meanings don’t get lost in translation? These questions were the basis of the one-day symposium on contemporary making practice and theory. The aim was to bring together different knowledges of making from different disciplines, institutions and geographies, in order to encourage collective critical debate on design and craft, and think about future developments of such communal conversations.
There were seven speakers in total from craft theorists and historians to designers and design educators. This mix of backgrounds was part of the ‘languages’ theme, one also found in the different nationalities present, British, Swedish, Japanese and French.
To read about the event visit Thinking About Objects.