Craftspeak: The Bard Graduate Center Craft Oral History Project
While history and tradition inform so much of contemporary craft, the history of makers themselves isn’t always a priority. It’s a realization that struck Bard Assistant Professor Catherine Whalen and inspired her to create the BGC Craft, Art, and Design Oral History Project, a massive oral history project of tagged and transcribed interviews seeking to document experiences and make connections across disciplines.
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- A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
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