Month: July 2011

AJF Trip 2011: Seattle

What is it about the Westin Hotel in Seattle that I find so offensive? Is it the tasteless and blandness of the décor or the airlessness of the space that bugs me? During Flux, the 2011 Society of American Goldsmiths (SNAG) conference, the place was crawling with metalsmiths of all stripes, but they were placed …

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Rhetorics of Craft

‘Affective Objects: Art, Design and the Image of Craft’ was a lecture by Glenn Adamson in which an unfailing theorist animated his well-published philosophies in a new and entertaining way. Adamson’s keynote presentation, on May 27, 2011, kicked off three days of lectures at the Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference (SNAG). Adamson, the deputy …

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