Photo: Raymond Adriano
  • 8 November 2023 10.30–15.30
  • The National Museum – The Auditorium
  • In English

In connection with “Årsutstillingen – The Annual Exhibition 2023” The National Museum has the pleasure of hosting an international seminar produced and developed by Norwegian Crafts in collaboration with Christina Zetterlund, independent curator, and Associate Professor of Design at Linnaeus University.

The seminar explores the potential of craft as a meeting place, diving into its role in people's lives, displacements, dreams, and potentially even conflicts. The overall aim is to highlight some of the complexities of craft as an arena for exchange and connection, expanding the notion of what contemporary craft is. This process entails looking towards practices that have historically been left out of the contemporary craft field’s established framework, such as Romani handicraft, Indigenous making, and food-related practices.

Following a session with presentations in various formats at The National Museum these topics will be further explored through three separate workshops at Samisk Hus, Melahuset and Kunstnernes Hus, that will provide the participants with hands-on experiences with materials and the act of making together.

The seminar is a collaboration between Norwegian Crafts, Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts and the National Museum. It is supported by The Craft Artists’ Remuneration Fund and Arts Council Norway.

Entrance from Dronning Mauds gate 2 (library entrance).

For more information about the program and to register for the workshops please see: Norwegian Crafts