My Life in the Woods with Werkraum Bregenzerwald

by Thomas Geisler

So, what do you do for work in a place like this? Ideally, you’re a craftsperson. A strong number of whom emerged from the agricultural society in the valley, their endeavours occasionally reaching industrial dimensions. The world market leader in wire hangers, for example, is an inventive metalworker from the region, and there are more of his kind around here. The people who want to stick with manual production and – simply put – remain independent yet united in their battle against globalisation, established Werkraum Bregenzerwald in 1999.

The Case for Material Intelligence

by Glenn Adamson

Other types of intelligence have been proposed, too. In 1983, the Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner enumerated seven different types of mental faculty: musical intelligence, logical-mathematical intelligence, linguistic intelligence, spatial intelligence, personal intelligence, and kinaesthetic intelligence (the bodily aptitude that a natural athlete might possess).

in conversation with Andrea de Chirico (Superlocal)
in conversation with Marion Poortvliet and Willemien Ippel (Crafts Council Nederland)
in conversation with Henriëtte Waal (Atelier Luma)
ON DESIGN PRACTICE Multiple beginnings: Crafting possible futures by Henriette Waal (Atelier Luma, FR/NL)
ON DESIGN PRACTICE 0 miles production by Andrea de Chirico (SUPERLOCAL, IT/NL)
ON CURATING CRAFTS Making, thinking, (re)connecting by Evelien Bracke (Design Museum Gent, BE)
ON COLLABORATION Does Craft need Design? by Willemien Ippel and Marion Poortvliet (Crafts Council Netherland)
WERKRAUM BREGENZERWALD by Thomas Geisler (Director of Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Austria)
HIDDEN CRAFTS by Maja Vardjan (Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana)
SPOK by Anna Gudmundsdottir (Form / Design Center from Malmö)
CRAFT AND DESIGN by Ivana Fabrio (School of Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb)