CfP: Making Futures: Rethinking Craft Communities, Taking on Global Challenges

Plymouth College of Art, UK
Conference hosted in Cebu City, the Philippines on March 6-8, 2020
Deadline for abstracts: January 20, 2020

A three-day Making Futures conference in Cebu City, the Philippines, from the 6-8 March 2020 at the Quest Hotel. This Making Futures edition in Southeast Asia is a partnership between the British
Council and Plymouth College of Art and supported through the British Council’s Crafting Futures global programme.

THE FULL PROGRAMME CAN BE DOWNLOADED https://www.britishcouncil.ph/programmes/arts/making-futures

RETHINKING CRAFT COMMUNITIES, TAKING ON GLOBAL CHALLENGES:
Making Futures investigates contemporary craft and maker movements as ‘change agents’ within society, particularly in relation to sustainability agendas, social innovation and community regeneration. In the face of these challenges, contemporary craft and creative making find themselves implicated in a global calling that implies reassessment as to their contributions to issues of industry and work, gender and leadership, to sustainability, health and social innovation.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

This edition is built around five Thematic Sessions that underpin the Making Futures series, plus a Partnership Networking session and Workshops. We are inviting 300 words abstracts for each of these, (for full details see the submission form here ), which are:
– Lifecycles of Material Worlds (Sustainability in Action)
– Crafting in Industry
– Craft as Social Enterprise
– Making Leaders: Crafting Leadership Cultures
– Digital-Analogue Crafting
– Building Craft Networks & Partnerships in Action

Workshops: Materials and Processes in Transformation
We encourage proposals for practice-led case studies, presentations based in critical-theoretical and historical analysis, and unconventional formats that might include performance, objects, AV, and other media and materials. The working language is English but the scope is international and, given the South East Asian location, we particularly welcome accounts from non-western contexts.

Selected Presenters Attendance Costs:
The British Council will cover the round-trip flights, accommodation and meals, of all selected presenters.

This Philippines based edition of Making Futures represents a unique opportunity for the Making Futures community to explore common themes in a vibrant cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural setting, and to investigate collaborative alliances and research partnerships with colleagues from across East Asia and further afield.

SUBMIT VIA THE ONLINE FORM HERE.

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