2 : CRAFT & IoT
V – When you’re young yes of course – you can choose to make things to give to other people – but children don’t value crafts. They want fancy looking things, they don’t value things that are made by hand, so once they do it they understand the value and they are able to translate this value to others who are not doing – it’s very important to translate to others – so when they are gifting they realise that others don’t value the effort in making by hand – so the children start to learn who values what and what to give to whom! J – Praveen how does craft play out in your practice? Are you a maker? P – Yes and No. My interface with Crafts – I appreciate the way in which craft comes into play, largely because I work here and I see the interface between design and craft. I think my role is more designer as ethnographer empathising with the crafts rather than practising it, but I help people who get into practicing it. I can be a catalyst in some ways. V – I feel that crafts are much more healthy than the industries P – Craft also has a lot to do with different contexts – socio, cultural... V – You have to respect the craft and the craftsman P – Well, thinking about what she says and people not wanting to work like this anymore – people have suffered for generations doing that because they have been sidelined in the mainstream of society. There are many complex societal constraints that still exist. Another thing is in terms of looking at potters – the future of the potters and what they were making – the
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