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May 20, 2020

Craft Connections: Brian Fleetwood’s “Symbiosis Project”

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sym·bi·o·sis
/ˌsimbīˈōsəs,ˌsimbēˈōsəs/
Noun BIOLOGY
interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both.

As we practice social distancing, how do we combat the feelings of isolation? Now more than ever, we’re thinking about the symbiotic relationships between humans and nature, between cultures and communities, between ourselves and our neighbors. 2012 Windgate-Lamar Fellow Brian Fleetwood explores our interdependencies between nature and culture through his DIY jewelry making "Symbiosis Project," in our first "Craft Connections" video.

If you would like to adorn your sweatsuit with a Symbiosis brooch, kits are available in the Center for Craft online shop. We want to be sure everyone can make their own, and so for a limited time we are offering these kits at $5 each (orig. $12). Use discount code “symbiosis” at check-out (expires 5/31/2020). Shop >>