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Sustainability in Art, Craft, & Design: Panel discussion & book signing

  • Warren Wilson College - Canon Lounge 701 Warren Wilson Road Swannanoa, NC, 28778 United States (map)

What does a sustainable future look like and how can creatives use their expertise to help shape it? How do artists, crafters, and designers align creative work to prioritize eco-friendly materials, integrate design circularity, strengthen local communities, and honor traditional craftsmanship? Creatives can build systems that result in regeneration, circularity, and stewardship for the present and the future. Join us for this panel conversation as we discuss the opportunities at the intersections of sustainability, art, craft, and design and share examples of what this looks like in our studios, offices, and homes. Moderated by Katrina Rodabaugh, NY-based artist and author of Mending Matters, alongside local creatives Grace Casey-Gouin of Echoview Fiber Mill, Karie Reinertson of Shelter Collective and Sarita Westrup of collaborative TIERRA FIRME and Penland School of Craft. After the panel, Rodabaugh will sign copies of her new book, Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More, and panelists will be available for questions and comments.

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