Craft

Craft Land

Vote for a better future together with the faith of craft

Crafts are always concrete and subtle, in the continuous interaction and coexistence of objects, people and the world, suiting it’s measures according to local conditions with its own unique beliefs and ideas and thrives in time. If craft has a tense, do you think it belongs to the past, the present, or the future?

Craft seems to belong to a certain past, but in fact it belongs to every present. The craft, from the visible into the invisible, in the seemingly static objects, contains a variety of dynamic thinking to help us face, change and solve all kinds of contemporary problems. From the Industrial Revolution, globalization to the Anthropocene, does this linear view of time represent real progress as time goes on and technology advances? And where does this storm of progress bring us?

We will rediscover the value of craft today in a fragile future. Especially when the industrial solution is no longer the best solution, how should we redesign and propose different re-solution, determined to bridge the gap and fracture between the modern industry and crafting?

In the exhibition "Craft Land", craftsmanship will propose five new solutions to our future: in the generation inheritance of "惟物"(believing in things), craftsmanship becomes the concrete material evidence of invisible culture, anchoring humanistic values; Reclaimed the innate ability of "維物"(restoration of things),the concept of "Bricolage" bond between hand and material that brings us back from virtual network to the real landscape; Drawing on the "為物"(doing and making things) characteristic of cooperation in the craft, we should rebuild the sense of social alliance by co-working, sharing benefits and local creations. Explore the technological thinking ”微物”(subtle things) like “the god of small things", excavate the new production and renovation introduced by design; Finally, we should face the "危物"(things in danger) situation of the Anthropocene, subvert the technological determinism and the cognition that man can conquer nature, and rebuild the technological view of the cosmos that man is small environment is big.

Welcome to join this gathering of subtle things, and vote on the future together with the faith of craft !

Implementer

FabCraft Design Lab

Curator

 

Hsu-Chieh Fang
Janet Hsu-Chieh Fang is the all media managing editor of La Vie. She received her master degree in Enterprise & Management of Creative Arts, University of the Arts London. Her cover story projects include: “Japanese Foodware: The Concept of Mingei”, “Taiwanese Craft”, ” Renaissance of Craft in China”, ”The Theory of Everything ”, ” Speculative Design for Future”. She is the Co-Curator of “The Shape of Taiwanese Living”(2018 in Taiwan Design Museum). She has also sat on the jury of “2020 Young Pin Design Award”.
 
Founder of Fabcraft Design Lab
Kamm Kai-Yu
Expert in creating ideas based on Oriental materials, combining technology, improving and innovating traditional techniques and devoting himself to experimental creation of materials and production tools. In 2013, setting up his own studio. Having the identity of curator, designer and artist at the same time, and he has long combined design, art and digital technology to create. For many years, he has invested in the field of technology and art. He has used his own electronic surrogate to test the boundary between creation and practice, and further explore the combination of matter and energy. His works are mostly seen in public areas of urban space. His bit pottery series _ Yin Yun was collected by Taiwan Electric Power Co., Ltd. in 2019.

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H1 The Law of Bellefs

The Making of 100% Pure Belief

H2 Craft Land

Vote on the future together with the faith of craft

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H4 The Tropic of Cancer Route

The Inner Path

H5 Shine on The Infinity

The Powerful Taiwan Pump

H6 The Tales From Where The Land Emerged
h1 h2 h3 h4 h5 h6
H1 The Law of Bellefs

The Making of 100% Pure Belief

H2 Craft Land

Vote on the future together with the faith of craft

H3 coopoflove
H4 The Tropic of Cancer Route

The Inner Path

H5 Shine on The Infinity

The Powerful Taiwan Pump

H6 The Tales From Where The Land Emerged
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