The New Politics of the Handmade
The New Politics of the Handmade: Craft, Art and Design
Edited by Anthea Black and Nicole Burisch
The authors examine craft within the conditions of extreme material and economic disparity; a renewed focus on labor and materiality in contemporary art and museums; the political dimensions of craftivism, neoliberalism, and state power; efforts toward urban renewal and sustainability; the use of digital technologies; and craft's connections to race, cultural identity and sovereignty in texts that criss-cross five continents. They claim contemporary craft as a dynamic critical position for understanding the most immediate political and aesthetic issues of our time.