The CraftPerspectives Series provides a forum for today’s leading artists, designers, scholars and curators to share their knowledge and pose important questions on issues in contemporary craft. Events range from Garth Clark’s standing room only lecture How Envy Killed the Crafts Movement to conversations that engage the DIY community.
The program also includes Craft Conversations, a series of talks that are closely aligned with the Museum’s exhibitions and involve curators and artists in a more intimate and direct dialogue with the Museum audience. The CraftPerspectives Series provides both a vantage on craft in the 21st Century while also honoring the history of the studio craft movement.
With the integration of the Museum with Pacific Northwest College of Art, the program has the additional resources of the College’s community of artists, designers, writers and historians. The series is archived as a cultural resource through video and podcasts, which can be accessed through the Museum or the College’s on line magazine UNTITLED.
Check the MoCC Calendar for upcoming CraftPerspectives and other programs including Community Showcases and Artist Demonstrations.
Curatorial Walkthrough: Fashioning Cascadia
Join curator Sarah Margolis-Pineo for a walk through of Museum of Contemporary Craft’s most recent exhibition, on view through October 11, 2014
Curatorial Walkthrough: Quality is Contagious
Join Curator of Collections, Nicole Nathan, and artist John Economaki for an in-depth look at MoCC’s most recent exhibition, Quality is Contagious: John Economaki and Bridge City Tool Works on view through February 8, 2014.
Curatorial Walkthrough: Soundforge
Director and Chief Curator Namita Wiggers, with artists Gabriel Craig and Michael Remson, presents an in depth look at Soundforge, on view through September 21, 2013.
Curatorial Walkthrough: Object Focus the Bowl, Part 1
Chief Curator Namita Wiggers and Curator of Collection Nicole Nathan offer an in depth look at Object Focus: The Bowl, Reflect + Respond, on view through August 3, 2013.
Curatorial Walkthrough: Object Focus the Bowl, Part 2
MoCC Director and Chief Curator Namita Wiggers offers an in depth look at Object Focus: The Bowl, Engage + Use, on view through September 21, 2013.
Prototyping Fashion’s Future: The Business of Fashion
Prototyping Fashion’s Futures was a half-day symposium conceived as a think-tank to envision how Portland can become an incubator for the slow fashion movement.
MoCC and Design Week Portland: John Economaki and Creative Entrepreneurship
Join furniture maker turned woodworking tool designer John Economaki as he and other guests discuss entrepreneurship in Portland.
MoCC and Design Week Portland: Designing Women Panel
This MoCC and DWP program explores the role of women in Portland’s design industry.
A conversation with (F) Utility, MoCC Open Studio Artists-in-Residence
Volunteer project manager Greg Stuart discusses the studio practice of (F) Utility, Open Studio Artists-in-Residence, July 22 – 27, 2013.
A conversation with Cumbersome Multiples, MoCC Open Studio Artists-in-Residence
Volunteer project manager Greg Stuart discusses the studio practice of Tracy Schlapp and Daniel Duford of Cumbersome Multiples, Open Studio Artists-in-Residence, July 15 – 20, 2013.
A conversation with Abi Spring, MoCC Open Studio Artist-in-Residence
Volunteer project manager Greg Stuart discusses the studio practice of Abi Spring, Open Studio Artist-in-Residence, July 9 – 13, 2013.
CraftPerspectives Symposium: Craft and Social Practice
In conjunction with Open Engagement, Object Focus: The Bowl, and SoundForge
May 18, 2013
CounterCraft: Crafting Conversation
Museum of Contemporary Craft and PSU’s MFA in Art and Social Practice presents Crafting Conversation to Get What You Want: Art and Social Practice and the Art of the Ask.
May 9, 2013
WorldCraft Lecture: Martha Banyas
Agus Ismoyo (Indonesian) and Nia Fliam (American), two celebrated batik artists, lecture on their work and on the variety and significance of Indonesian batik.
May 1, 2013
WorldCraft Lecture: Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam of Studio Brahma Tirta Sari
Martha Banyas, batik collector and world traveler presents a fascinating history of batik cloth in Java, Indonesia.
April 24, 2013
Perspectives on Craft + Design: One Object, Two Views
January 31, 2013
CraftPerspectives Lecture: Elissa Auther
Fiber Over Time: From the Sixties to Now
Podcast coming soon
Craft Conversation: Ai Weiwei
A Conversation with Namita Gupta Wiggers and Hsueh Wei
Craft Conversation: Reading the Land
Daniel Duford (PNCA) and Matt Johnston (Lewis & Clark College)
CraftPerspectives Lecture: William Gilbert
Land Arts of the American West
Curating with Abandon
An Open Engagement talk with Gestures of Resistance curators Judith Leemann and Shannon Stratton
Craft Conversation: Gestures of Resistance
With Judith Leemann and Shannon Stratton
CraftPerspectives Lecture: Vicki Halper
Choosing Craft: The Artist’s Viewpoint
Open Conversation: Sloppy Craft
With Josh Faught, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Namita Gupta Wiggers and Anne Wilson
CraftPerspectives Lecture: Anne Wilson
CraftConversation: Handmade Nation
Curating the Work of Mandy Greer and Darrel Morris
CraftPerspectives Lecture: Garth Clark
How Envy Killed the Crafts Movement: An Autopsy in Two Parts
Download Part I (mp3)
Download Part II (mp3)
This lecture is available for purchase as a print-on-demand book
CraftPerspectives Lecture: Steven Skov Holt and Mara Holt Skov
Manuf®actured: From Readymade to Alreadymade
CraftPerspectives Lecture: Paul Smith
Reflections: Twentieth Century Studio Craft Movement – Current Observations
CraftPerspectives Lecture: Ellen Lupton
The Design It Yourself Revolution