Creative Livelihoods’ - The Value of Craft in Communities | Seminar
Tuesday 21 May 2019
September is Glass Fortnight In Waterford City. If you are a collector, designer student or enthusiast of glass, history design or technology, then click here or visit waterfordvikingtriangle.com for more details.
Waterford is at a turning point in its glass history. Its legacy of crystal production, has helped and hindered the growth of new directions for innovations in design, education, and production of glass. New advances and technologies that explore the availability of heritage, culture and skills in the town, can offer new possibilities and build liaisons to create a new future for glass in Ireland in design, education, and tourism.This event aims to engage members from various community and social groups both in Ireland and internationally in an effort to explain and experience first hand the advances in the sector, from that of factory worker to designer, creator, educator, engineer and entrepreneur.
Dates: 18th & 19th September
Location : Main campus Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) Cork Road Waterford
Fee: €25, book here. (This event is free to local unemployed crystal workers, on provision of proof of previous employment and social welfare card.)
View speaker programme here.
This event aims to engage members from various community and social groups both in Ireland and internationally in an effort to explain and experience first hand the advances in the sector, from that of factory worker to designer, creator, educator, engineer and entrepreneur. These include: Local unemployed glass workforce, glass practitioners, artists, product designers, architects, city councilors, tourism sector, glass retail sector, design academics, green technology specialists, engineers, students, glassmakers entrepreneurs and general public.
Friday 18th September:
Registration: 12.30pm - 1pm
Symposium: 1pm - 4.30pm
Keynote Speech: Glass as local identity and cultural production
Susan Jøker Johansen, Denmark, Project director of European Glass and Ceramic Context at The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design Bornholm / Bornholm Art Museum
The Power of Community: Advantages and opportunities within community based open access facilities
ducation and glass technologies
Chuck Lopez, USA, Artist, glass technologist, instructor and studio technician at Pratt Fine Arts Centre, Seattle, Washington.
Glass in the context of culture: An artist's view
Mark Angus, UK, Artist working in architectural glass based in the glass village of Frauneau Germany.
Saturday 19th September:
Late registration: 9am - 9.45am
Symposium: 10am -1pm / 2pm - 4.30pm
Making sense from knowhow
V8 designers: Pierre Briendrieff & Sébastien Geissert FR
Industrial design team based in Strasbourg Product designers Strasbourg.
Ancient skills, new thinking
Treg Silkwood, USA, Artist and instructor at Bay Area Art Glass Institute (BAGI), California.
MEISENTHAL: A new beginning - from industrial heritage to the development of a new economic and cultural context for this famous glass factory.
Yann Greinenberger Fr Director Centre International De l’Art des Verriers (CIAV) Meisenthal France
Five city partners are working together under the ‘Glass City’ banner: Waterford City and County Council, The Viking Trust, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford Central Library and Waterford
Treasures Medieval Museum, are coming together to bring glass into centre stage for this month. Supported by Irish Design 2015 and the Glass Society of Ireland, this series of events aims to inspire a fresh creative approach to working with glass in the region.
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