Crafting Resilience was a virtual program series that explored how craft can cultivate strength and sustainability in individuals, spaces, and communities in the face of adverse conditions. Bringing together interdisciplinary and intersectional voices, the programs animated dialogue and reflections on collective memory, healing, and social justice in the study and practice of craft.watch recordings
In a moment when global, national, and local forms of political turmoil, public health crisis, and human suffering have collided as never before, these discussions and presentations can help us consider how to craft resilience in challenging times.
Crafting Resilience is organized by the Center for Craft in partnership with the University of North Carolina Asheville. Since 2015, the Center and UNC Asheville have collaborated to provide opportunities for students, faculty, and the Asheville community to engage with craft. The resulting initiatives, including the STEAM Studio, Craft Think Tank: Craft in a Makerspace Setting, and the John Cram Partner Gallery exhibition programming among others, are an ongoing product of the partnership and were made possible through the generous support of the Windgate Foundation.