For the twelfth year, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts convened a summer conference to look at craft in a broader context. The conference is intimate in scale and encourages an active exchange between participants and presenters. For our summer conferences, mornings are spent in presentations and lectures with afternoons filled with group discussion and studio based workshops that provide a way of exploring ideas through materials. This event is an important part of the work we do at the school, and supports our belief in creating an environment that values reflective thinking within an inclusive and creative community.
This year’s conference, Sustainability: Impulses, practices and models, brought together nine inspiring presenters from a variety of creative disciplines.
Focusing in the areas of art and design, fashion, education, anthropology, biology, community organizing and critical writing, their work models the potential for creative practices to make meaningful connections between people and to serve as a catalyst for change.
Read more about the Registration Procedures, Presenters, Rates, and more from this year’s conference.
Participants from all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome – no previous experience in any discipline, medium, or technique is required.
A lottery process is used for selecting summer conference participants, with half of the spaces reserved for new attendees. For more information or to be added to our conference mailing list for future years, email email@example.com.
Eleven years of conference presenters and workshop leaders:
Sarah K. Khan
Jack Lenor Larsen
Carole Frances Lung
Michael G. Moore
Kim R. Stafford
Susan S. Szenasy
Namita Gupta Wiggers
Anne J. Wilson
For more information or to be added to our conference mailing list contact Haystack.