Can That be Taught? Lessons in Tacit Knowledge
Tues, 17 Oct, 6-8pm
- When 17 Oct - 17 Oct 2017
EG02, E Block, Paddington UNSW Art & Design
Public lecture by Professor Jessica Hemmings, Professor of Crafts, Vice-Prefekt of Research, Academy of Design & Crafts (HDK), University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Adjunct Professor at UNSW Art & Design.
'Tacit knowledge' is commonly thought of as held within the body. This lecture considers the unique demands of craft education through comparisons with other models of education that require a student to acquire tacit knowledge. While craft research often prioritizes material knowledge, education systems delivered by organisations as varied as the Pony Club and the Canadian Avalanche Association also grapple with the shared challenge of how language may begin to convey – although never substitute – tacit knowledge of materials. This lecture considers what craft education may stand to gain from greater awareness of these alternative models of education.
Event is free and there is no need to book.