‘Prototype – craft in the future tense‘ is an event being held on 10-11 June 2010, in Dundee's landmark new teaching building, the Dalhousie, opened in July 2007 by Her Majesty the Queen.
It is devoted to Future Craft, understood to be a mobile concept central to all disciplines: a theory and practice about progressiveness and the ability to imagine and re-imagine the future.
We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to come and join the discussion and engage in the chaired debates.
Creative entrepreneurs, practitioners and scholars are becoming increasingly used to a post-disciplinary environment, in which generative ideas are more influential than fixed categories. It has become more important than ever to understand concepts that traverse the world of making. One example is the prototype: an object conceived as a means to an end beyond itself.
The spaces in between the following areas of expertise are where we are inviting you, our guests, to explore and challenge convention at this event:
Co-convened by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, the University of Dundee, Scotland, the international symposium, 'Prototype - craft in the future tense' will explore the radical and multiple ways that creative people are experimenting with ideas.
The symposium looks to excite the mind and nurture unusual conversations by presenting a diverse range of perspectives concerned with innovation and ingenuity.
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