Think Tank for Center for Creativity – now with added publication
25 April 2018 From Now On
The CCCD, national craft centre, in Asheville, North Carolina, convenes a curatorial think tank every 2 years. We were privileged to be invited to convene their 14th one, taking their questions about future relationships between craft and (digital) making into future possible environments and formats.
We devised the approach and the format, facilitated the 2-day programme and synthesised the findings into a short form report and accompanying diagram. Which sounds dry until you understand that meant working with the greatest set of richly experienced, long-term committed and irrepressibly boisterous people we’ve come across for some time. It was a fabulous dive into current issues and future possibilities, which left us feeling optimistic about the future for all concerned. Thanks due to the amazing team at CCCD. You can now see the results in this neat little publication, which ties in very nicely with our 2016 research report, the Cultural Roles of Makerspaces.
WHAT WE DO
We’ve curated exhibitions, delivered activity programmes and publications, and shaped the purpose and identity of the organisations and institutions that house them.
Facing uncertain futures, we’ve been speculating about cities and high streets, museums and shops, communities, work and education.
We’ve designed workshops and facilitated conversations, enabling big, complex and/or diverse groups of people articulate and shape their ideas
We create tools, formats and programmes, that motivate and inspire learners to unlock their potential and shift their horizons