Join the Center for Craft and Hyperallergic for a free online presentation and roundtable discussion with this year’s Craft Archive Fellowship cohort. Moderated by Hrag Vartanian, this special event will showcase the fellows’ research into underrepresented craft histories in the US and Puerto Rico as recently featured in a special edition of Hyperallergic. The Craft Archive Fellowship Virtual Program is scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 1–2:30pm (EDT).
Xenobia Bailey, Jeffrey Gan, E. Gale Greenlee and N.E. Brown, Maru López, and Siera Hyte will take us through eight months of archival research documenting histories that have been erased or are otherwise missing from dominant narratives in craft. With topics like Cherokee craft pedagogies, historic Black craft schools in Kentucky, California Indo dance culture, and more, this work recognizes the neglected legacies and contributions of marginalized craftspeople and communities.
Register for the Craft Archive Fellowship Virtual Program.
The Craft Archive Fellowship is meant to highlight the various ways an archive can be a resource for unveiling craft histories that have always been present but were ignored or lacked proper documentation. Taking an expansive understanding of what an archive is and can be, fellows can utilize various repositories to find primary source materials like digital or in-person archives, institutional and community-created archives, objects, oral histories, and even sites and places. Through our partnership with the Center for Craft, we’re proud to make this work freely accessible online, helping to decrease barriers to archival research and amplify craft scholarship.
Read the work of the 2023 Craft Archive Fellows:
- The Miraculous Life of an Early Black American Abolitionist and Craftsman by Xenobia Bailey
- Indo California’s Largely Overlooked Craft History by Jeffrey Gan
- Kentucky’s Black Craft Trail and the Unequal Path from Berea College to Lincoln Institute by E. Gale Greenlee and N.E. Brown
- Constructing Puerto Rican Identity in the 1950s Through Craft, Lists, and Fairs by Maru López
- Cherokee Craftspeople Are Stronger Together by Siera Hyte
The Craft Archive Fellowship Virtual Program will be hosted on Zoom on Thursday, July 20, 1–2:30pm (EDT). This virtual event is free; registration is required to attend.