Call for submissions for ‘future of craft’ conference 2024
Got an idea for the future of your craft?
The Indian Ocean Craft Triennial (IOTA24) is calling for submissions to the international conference ‘Futuring Craft 24: The Value of Craft’. The call for initial submissions – abstracts – will close on 31 October 2023. Submissions are welcome from anywhere in the world – in the form of either full papers or practice-led research, with intention to present in-person or online.
The conference is part of IOTA24 and extends its theme ‘Codes in Parallel’, which contemplates the various languages inherent in contemporary crafts. Organisers of the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial initially invited expressions of interest from artists and artisans from Indian Ocean Rim countries including Australia, as well as curators, craft groups, galleries, museums and artspaces in Western Australia.
The conference takes place 3–6 September, 2024 at Curtin University, Perth and will address questions such as:
• What is the future of craft practice in the Indian Ocean Region?
• How does the evolution of the handmade underpin micro and macro economies?
• What role do crafts and makers play in socio-political, cultural and environmental healing?
• How can communities challenge the craft paradigm?
• Technology and the digital age, a game changer?
Image of West Australian artist Neil Turner’s Fire Ball by Suellen Turner