The objective of this programme is to explore practices in different craft and artisanal occupations that are usually considered traditional. The research will be focused on investigating the nature of the relationship between knowledge and routine labour that is integral to these crafts, in relation to the changes particular craft economies have experienced in history with respect to tools, design, market and labour processes. The focus of such research is also to record and reconstruct labour process and knowledge practices in ways which will render renders strength to the practitioners’ quest for dignified livelihoods. Through focusing on all forms of knowledge making as a composite of craft, labour and science, we seek to examine these categories and the political role they play in evaluation and valuation of traditional knowledge systems.
As a start a workshop was held in July 2019, on "Craft, Labour, Science: Making knowledge with Practitioners"