Grant Recipient

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Hancock Shaker Village

Craft Futures Fund

2020

Prototyping Utopia (PU) is a living archive of Hancock Shaker Village’s Makers-in-Residence (MiR). The web-portal will contain documentation, research, and DIY tutorials teaching craft-based skills expanding on the Shaker legacy. Shaker communities were founded on the core ideals of resiliency, sustainability, and inclusion of all races, genders, and abilities. Today, these ideals have become urgent calls to action—there is a renewed focus on the ways individuals and communities can be more tolerant and self-sufficient.

Location

Pittsfield, MA

EDUCATION

SPECIALIZATION

HOst Institution

Grant amount

$5,000

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