New Politics of the Handmade, The: Craft, Art and Design

Anthea Black, Nicole Burisch

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published: 24th Dec '20


Making the new politics of craft and sustainability

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Contemporary craft, art and design are inseparable from the flows of production and consumption under global capitalism. The New Politics of the Handmade features twenty-three voices who critically rethink the handmade in this dramatically shifting economy. The authors examine craft within the conditions of extreme material and economic disparity; a renewed focus on labour and materiality in contemporary art and museums; the political dimensions of craftivism, neoliberalism, and state power; efforts toward urban renewal and sustainability; the use of digital technologies; and craft’s connections to race, cultural identity and sovereignty in texts that criss-cross five continents. They claim contemporary craft as a dynamic critical position for understanding the most immediate political and aesthetic issues of our time.

Additional information

Weight 0.562 kg
Dimensions 156 × 234 mm
Page Count 304