Gallery 1C03, in cooperation with the Manitoba Craft Council, is pleased to host a special lecture by Dr. Sandra Alfoldy:
Thursday, May 10, 7-9 pm
DIY Will Never Die!
Lecture and reception. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, 3rd floor of Centennial Hall at the University of Winnipeg.
The DIY Movement has received much attention as a new driving force
behind craft economics. This lecture will contrast historical craft
pioneers with contemporary crafters to argue that in order to understand
future craft economies as they are connected to the power of
do-it-yourself crafting, it is essential to examine past craft
economies. What ideologies keep repeating, and what are the elements
that keep DIY alive and financially vital across generations?
Dr. Sandra Alfoldy is Professor of Craft History at
NSCAD University, and Associate Curator of Fine Craft at the Art Gallery
of Nova Scotia. She is the author of The Allied Arts: Architecture and Craft in Postwar Canada (2012) and Crafting Identity: The Development of Professional Fine Craft in Canada (2005), editor of Neocraft: Modernity and the Crafts (2007) and co-editor of Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855-2005(2008).
She was the Chief Curator of the national Canadian exhibition at the
Cheongju International Craft Biennale (2009) and the 2010 Vancouver
Winter Olympics. She is currently at work on a new book on craft and
For further information on this and related events, please visit the Manitoba Craft Council website.