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the promise of making

Higuerey Núñez, Julian (2012) the promise of making. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Higuerey Núñez, Julian
Abstract:

“The promise of making” is a research project that investigates the validity
of traditional notions of craft in our contemporary society, and examines how
these notions are understood through the lens of consumption in a knowledge
driven economy. The project simultaneously engages in a theoretical revision of
craft, and undertakes a case study that interrogates the processes of learning the
required skills to attempt to manufacture a pair of jeans from scratch. Through the
reading of theory of craft, contemporary economic models and affects, I will first
establish a framework for developing ideas of a reconfigured concept of craft. By
examining the behaviours in these contemporary practices –and their relationship
to the act of making– I will analyze how the optimism regarding access to
knowledge, as well as the nostalgia for hand making perpetrate the illusion of a
genuine and sincere craft.

Date: 2012
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 19:57
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2014 19:57
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/77

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