Master Craft Can Go The Way of the Dodo If We’re Not Careful
October 24, 2018
“In a voracious capitalist economy where consumerism has set the standards of well being, it is necessary to revindicate a reflection within our processes and us. In the tradition of making and without the need to be associated with the past, the process is a transformative one in itself, it adds another layer of time, another way of measuring, allowing reflection and dialogue within ourselves and with the world surrounding us.
We are leaving behind to the new generations, societies based on immediacy with no meaning for memory. It should be essential to foster critical and analytical visions so new generations can assume roles and leadership.
Through making, individual attributes and agencies can be promoted, communities can be strengthened, and changes can be proposed based on mutual compromise and correspondence. I believe this process opens new research venues and a new generation of correspondences and exchanges that will also expand to market opportunities. The presence of elaborate processes in an artisanal way not only reminds us of where we come from but towards where we could go. It has the potential for transformation from social to economical levels, eliciting cooperation and enhancing democratic values while triggering the artisan’s communities and their creative contribution to our society.”
–Carmen Malvar, Founder of CADA Foundation
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