Local Wisdom and the Craft of Use: Photos and stories from Vancouver and New York

In January, Vancouver and New York hosted Dr. Kate Fletcher and the Local Wisdom project through partnerships with Hélène Day Fraser at Emily Carr University and Timo Rissanen at Parsons The New School for Design.

Photos and stories from Vancouver and New York are now up and sifting through them is nothing less than delightful.

Further adding to our excitement, Craft of Use has a new online space!

The Craft of Use on “The Practices of Use”:

The practices of garment use are the ‘nexus of doings and sayings’ associated with wearing, tending and caring for clothes that enable the practical – and social – carrying out of life. They are a dynamic combination of objects, tools, apparatus and the implicit and explicit practical and inspirational knowledge stored in them along with the regular skilful ‘performance’ of our bodies, our ideas about the world, our emotions, motivations and stories and cannot be reduced to one component part. [More]” (Craft of Use)

Do make sure to follow this research!

Image Credit: Screenshot via Local Wisdom – Vancouver, Photographer Jeremy Calhoun

Mary has a PhD in Sociology from University of Edinburgh, researching responsible fashion and transnational labour rights activism in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

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