The Futuring Craft conference was presented by the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial in collaboration with Curtin University School of Design and the Built Environment in September 2021 in Western Australia.
Futuring Craft addresses matters that traverse craft from design, environment, economies and fundamental human rights.
Bringing together academics, makers and the craft sector from Australia and countries of the Indian Ocean and beyond, the IOTA21 conference supported the themes inherent in the IOTA21 international exhibition 'Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday'.
The mix of keynote lectures, practice-led presentations, workshops, talks and panel discussions – presented by a diverse selection of presenters, artists and guests – discussed ideas, perspectives and provocations pertinent to contemporary craft in all its manifestations.
Speakers included human rights activists, visual artists, academics, architects, and designers working across diverse independent practice, universities, galleries and workshops.
Read the transcripts and proceedings from Futuring Craft.