Department of Design & Technology

LOOPS OF WISDOM Exhibition, Kunstuniversität Linz

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Linz, Kunstuniversität

Crafting Futures Lab

The Crafting Futures Lab is a platform for active investigations of the future of craft, the craft of the future and the crafting of futures. It researches and practices materials, techniques and tools as processes and means to generate and diversify knowledge and engage diverse audiences in thinking and acting towards alternative futures. Active questioning, learning, and sharing are core premises to the inquiries undertaken at the intersection of traditional crafts, digital technologies and education.

The Crafting Futures Lab has been newly established at the University of Art and Design Linz to focus on teaching, learning and practice concerning the integration of technological development into the fields of art and craft, and the social, cultural, technical and aesthetic implications thereof. It seeks cooperations with schools, cultural organizations, practitioners and policy makers.

As a part of Loops of Wisdom, the Lab will open its activities to the public for the first time pursuing exchange by showcasing current developments, and previewing ongoing investigations and upcoming collaborations. The Labs open-source infrastructure displays toolkits designed by master students of the teacher training program *Design:tech.tex*, and work and tools intersecting traditional crafts and digital technologies, and participatory interventions. The Lab involves faculty, visiting artists and researchers, as well as students.


Participants: Irene Posch (AT), Monja Hirscher (DE/AT), Ingrid Hackl (AT), Teresa Almeida (PT/SE), Giulia Tomasello (IT), Robert Angerer (AT), Yara Bartel (AT), Lisa-Marie Gmeindl (AT), Michaela Haager (AT), Ramona Kogler (AT), Sofie Lüftinger (AT)