Wrestling with tradition: revitalizing the Orkney chair and other culturally significant crafts

Twigger Holroyd, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-3403-3516, Cassidy, T., Evans, M. and Walker, S., 2017. Wrestling with tradition: revitalizing the Orkney chair and other culturally significant crafts. Design and Culture, 9 (3), pp. 283-299. ISSN 1754-7075

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Abstract

Across the world, "culturally significant" designs, products, and practices – such as traditional crafts – have been pushed to the margins by the forces of modernization and globalization. Appreciation of the positive attributes of these traditions drive widespread revitalization initiatives, often involving designers. Awareness of the cultural ramifications of design-led revitalization may deter enthusiasm for radical initiatives and instead promote preservation efforts. Yet a deconstruction of the popular understandings of tradition and origin indicates a need for change and cross-cultural contact. This article proposes that social value – central to a traditional craft's cultural significance – should be used to guide revitalization.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Design and Culture
Creators: Twigger Holroyd, A., Cassidy, T., Evans, M. and Walker, S.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2017
Volume: 9
Number: 3
ISSN: 1754-7075
Identifiers:
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10.1080/17547075.2017.1370310DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 14 Nov 2017 16:22
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 16:22
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/32020

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