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Urban Globalism versus Rural Artisans: Sustainable Practices of Making

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IONASCU, ADRIANA (2010) Urban Globalism versus Rural Artisans: Sustainable Practices of Making. In: Making Futures 2009, International Conference - The Crafts in the Context of Emerging Global Sustainability Agendas, Plymouth College of Art, Devon, UK, 17 - 18th September 2009 . Plymouth College of Art. Vol n/a (n/a) 7 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

This text discusses the regeneration and re-evaluation of the handmade and craft cultures as a means of sustaining the cultural heritage and identity of Moldavian, Transilvanian and Maramures artisan communities.The analysis looks at the revival of crafts and their role as sustainable methods of production in the Romanian counties. The focus is on craft production as a cooperative system of making, sustaining traditional ways of life (where home is self-sufficient model of production and consumption). It investigates the regeneration of the handmade culture as a means of sustaining the cultural heritage and identity of Romanian artisan communities; and the concept of the folk market as a potential mechanism for elevating the production and circulation of craft products in a ‘closed economy’.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:hand-made culture, folk market, craft production, 'closec-economy', self-sufficient production
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Architecture
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute
Art and Design Research Institute > Creative Ecologies
ID Code:11883
Deposited By:Dr Adriana Ionascu
Deposited On:16 Feb 2010 09:48
Last Modified:19 Apr 2013 11:59

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