Craft in Conversation
Conversations on modern craft filmed at Futuro House, Central Saint Martins. Featuring members of the Jury and Experts Panel.

What is Craft?

 

Anatxu Zabalbeascoa asks if craft has to do more with safeguarding the past or with projecting a different type of future.

Featuring:

- Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, architecture and design correspondent for El País.
- Deyan Sudjic, essayist and Director of Design Museum, London.
- John Allen, master weaver and textile designer.
- Gijs Bakker, jewellery artist and co-founder of Droog Design.

Can a Craftsperson also be an Artist?

 

Gijs Bakker reflects on the importance of concepts to make any piece of craftsmanship.

Featuring:

- Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, architecture and design correspondent for El País.
- Gijs Bakker, jewellery artist and co-founder of Droog Design.
- John Allen, master weaver and textile designer.

Craft and Emotion

 

Ramón Puig, Deyan Sudjic and John Allen discuss on the relationship between the emotions and the object of craft.

Featuring:

- Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, architecture and design correspondent for El País.
- Ramón Puig, jewellery artist.
- John Allen, master weaver and textile designer.
- Deyan Sudjic, essayist and Director of Design Museum, London.

When is Modern Craft Good?

 

Anatxu Zabalbeascoa leads a conversation on how to know when a piece of craft is good, if it has to do with intentions or with results.

Featuring:

- Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, architecture and design correspondent for El País.
- Gijs Bakker, jewellery artist and co-founder of Droog Design.
- Ramón Puig, jewellery artist.

Craft vs Stuff

 

Gijs Bakker looks into the craft as a way for a more responsible consumerism.

Featuring:

- Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, architecture and design correspondent for El País.
- Gijs Bakker, jewellery artist and co-founder of Droog Design.

Craft and Luxury

 

Gijs Bakker, John Allen and Deyan Sudjic discuss on what is the place for craft and if only a small part of the society must be close to it.

Featuring:

- Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, architecture and design correspondent for El País.
- Gijs Bakker, jewellery artist and co-founder of Droog Design.
- John Allen, master weaver and textile designer.
- Deyan Sudjic, essayist and Director of Design Museum, London.

Craft vs Time

 

Gijs Bakker talks on how craft can be updated, questioning the timelessness of craft.

Featuring:

- Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, architecture and design correspondent for El País.
- Gijs Bakker, jewellery artist and co-founder of Droog Design.
- Ramón Puig, jewellery artist.

Craft and Freedom

 

Ramón Puig reflects on the artisans as free citizens, an experience that tries to share with the people who wear his creations.

Featuring:

- Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, architecture and design correspondent for El País.
- Ramón Puig, jewellery artist.

Is Craft undervalued?

 

Surfing the uselessness as an inherit quality of art, Deyan Sudjic devises a triangle where craft, design and art try to rise up on the hierarchy.

Featuring:

- Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, architecture and design correspondent for El País.
- Deyan Sudjic, essayist and Director of Design Museum, London.
- Gijs Bakker, jewellery artist and co-founder of Droog Design.

Craft and Tradition

 

Anatxu asks what cannot be lost from craft. John Allen and Deyan Sudjic point out that every generation rediscover its predecessors by killing the old.

Featuring:

- Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, architecture and design correspondent for El País.
- John Allen, master weaver and textile designer.
- Deyan Sudjic, essayist and Director of Design Museum, London.

Why have an International Craft Prize?

 

Gijs Bakker and John Allen recall that craft is still on the need to be elevated on the level of art.

Featuring:

- Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, architecture and design correspondent for El País.
- Gijs Bakker, jewellery artist and co-founder of Droog Design.
- John Allen, master weaver and textile designer.