Urban Globalism versus Rural Artisans: Sustainable Practices of Making

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Abstract

This text discusses the regeneration and re-evaluation of the handmade and craft cultures as a means of sustaining the cultural heritage and identity of Moldavian, Transilvanian and Maramures artisan communities.The analysis looks at the revival of crafts and their role as sustainable methods of production in the Romanian counties. The focus is on craft production as a cooperative system of making, sustaining traditional ways of life (where home is self-sufficient model of production and consumption). It investigates the regeneration of the handmade culture as a means of sustaining the cultural heritage and identity of Romanian artisan communities; and the concept of the folk market as a potential mechanism for elevating the production and circulation of craft products in a ‘closed economy’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherPlymouth College of Art
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
Volumen/a
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2010
EventMaking Futures 2009, International Conference - The Crafts in the Context of Emerging Global Sustainability Agendas - Plymouth College of Art, Devon, UK, 17 - 18th September 2009
Duration: 18 Sep 2010 → …
http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/

Conference

ConferenceMaking Futures 2009, International Conference - The Crafts in the Context of Emerging Global Sustainability Agendas
Period18/09/10 → …
Internet address

Keywords

  • hand-made culture
  • folk market
  • craft production
  • 'closec-economy'
  • self-sufficient production

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    IONASCU, ADRIANA. (2010). Urban Globalism versus Rural Artisans: Sustainable Practices of Making. In Unknown Host Publication (Vol. n/a, pp. 1-7). Plymouth College of Art.