Craft and the New Economy Symposium

March 10, 2012

The Craft Department at Harbourfront Centre is pleased to be a supporting partner of Craft and the New Economy Symposium.

March 10, 2012, at OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Craft and the New Economy is a one-day symposium that brings together international, national and local speakers to address the relationship between craft and issues of sustainable business practice, technology, DIY and social responsibility. The term ‘new economy’ does not simply address issues of recession and global connectivity, but the development of new tools, processes of engagement, and the role of craft in the 21st century. Craft and the New Economy is an opportunity to explore the complex terrain of craft as object, profession, and cultural intermediary.

We’ve got a fantastic line-up of speakers, and you can find out more here:

Presented by the Ontario Crafts Council in partnership with OCADU’s Material Art & Design Program.

Craft and the New Economy is also generously supported by:

The Textile Museum of Canada, sponsor of speaker Sheila Kennedy

Sheridan College Crafts and Design Program
The Gardiner Museum
Harbourfront Centre Craft Department
The Design Exchange
Toronto Craft Alert
City of Craft