Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University is pleased to be hosting the NeoCraft conference, 23-25 November, 2007, as part of the Canadian Crafts Federation Craft year 2007/ Année des métiers d’art.
The NeoCraft conference has been designed with the objective of further developing critical thinking, theory and history in relation to the crafts. It is the intention of NeoCraft to not only acknowledge the vital role the crafts play in our culture and economy, but to challenge the position of craft by creating a forum for lively exchange and debate.
Modern Art has always been defined by the way it deals with material modernization. The next modern art will likewise address global modernization. As part of this process the crafts need to continually rethink their position. NeoCraft, the conference, will explore the possibility of craft practice that engages with the modernizing world. There are five conference themes:
Crafts and Political Economy
Cultural redundancy or the genre under threat
Craft, the Senses, and New Technologies
Invention and tradition: Craft and the Utopian Ideal
Papers are sought for each of these strands. Abstracts of no more than 250 words, and a short (3page) curriculum vitae are due by OCTOBER 6, 2006. Please send your abstract and CV, or any queries, via e-mail to Sandra Alfoldy at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or by mail to the address below.
An international panel of referees will jury paper proposals and successful applicants will be notified by April 1, 2007. Proposals from graduate students and in either official language, are encouraged.
Dr. Sandra Alfoldy
Assistant Professor, Historical and Critical Studies
5163 Duke Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3J6 CANADA
T: 902 494 8306
F: 902 425 2420
firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.neocraft.ca
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