Craft Forward 2011
California College of the Arts
San Francisco & Oakland
Mission Bay Conference Center
in the William J. Rutter Center
UCSF, San Francisco
April 1st to 3rd
“Craft only exists in motion.”
— Glenn Adamson, keynote speaker
Craft Forward examined the multifaceted practices that both distinguish and blur the historically charged boundaries between craft, art, design, architecture and writing. The symposium brought together a diverse group of makers and thinkers to explore the ethos of craft and its resurgence in the 21st century.
Generous support for the Craft Forward symposium was provided by an anonymous donor and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Additional support was provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and by the Chalsty Aesthetics and Philosophy Initiative, made possible by a grant from the Chalsty Foundation. Special thanks to the American Craft Council for their partnership in the realization of the symposium.