Next summer Haystack celebrates its 10th Annual Summer Conference
Our lineup of presenters and topics will be announced in 2017.
Haystack’s annual Summer Conference focuses on thinking-through-craft and features presenters who come from a variety of creative disciplines — art, design, architecture, writing, science, and more. Craft is a place where innovation and tradition, skill and intuition, exist together. Whether making a mobile oven for baking bread, rethinking a museum collection, programming machines that can print objects, or choosing to work in vernacular tradition, the very definition and scope of craft is constantly shifting.
Haystack’s Summer Conference is intimate in scale and allows ample time for informal conversations with presenters and attendees. Conference presenters give talks and either lead discussion groups or studio based workshops that provide a way of exploring ideas through materials.
The workshops and discussions are repeated so that attendees can take part in multiple activities.
Everyone is welcome – no previous experience in any discipline, medium, or technique is required.
Over the past nine years, presenters and workshop leaders have included:
Jack Lenor Larsen
Kim R. Stafford
Susan S. Szenasy
Namita Gupta Wiggers
Anne J. Wilson