23 September 2017
Internationally renowned architects, designers, and craftsmen from Europe and South America are participating in a seminar in the rural countryside town of Fartha in County Cork, Ireland. Entitled “Decoding Craftsmanship II”, the seminar takes place on September 23, 2017, at Joseph Walsh Studio and is moderated by Deirdre MacMillan, Fashion Editor at the Irish Times. The event explores how emerging technologies can enable a new form of maker culture, whilst generating stimulating discussions between partakers and prominent designers.within the disciplines of design, art, architecture, craft, and fashion, offering them a new perspective both within and outside their own disciplines.
The seminar features varied approaches to making by different practitioners, from the highly refined work of John Makepeace to the explosive design of Campana, demonstrating how both are rooted in ‘making’ culture, whilst showcasing the similarities between their seemingly diverse works.
Where: Joseph Walsh Studio, Cork, Ireland
Speakers include London-based contemporary furniture designer, Gareth Neal , who will explore digital manufacturing in the future. Brazil-based furniture designer Humberto Campana , will analyse the importance of craft as a form of expression. UK-based furniture designer John Makepeace will discuss the creation of works in a technology-free era. Material scientist Chris Lefteri will introduce his approach of breaking down and re-combining materials to create altogether new materials. Jorg Berchtold , a Germany-based architect, will bring his expertise in the ways manufacturing processes influence design decisions. London-based architect Hanns Gunther Schnell will present an overview of material studies, 3d forms, and their impact on the realisation of products. Joe Hogan, a renowned basket maker, will discuss the joy of making. John Tuomey and Sheila O’Donnell, partners in a Dublin-based practice, will examine craft, materiality and connection to place through case studies.
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