Matt Culver's focuses on the University of Tennessee School of Architecture Fab Lab. While this facility may be similar to fabrication shops at other design schools, Matt firmly believes that the University of Tennessee School of Architecture Fab Lab is uniquely poised to draw upon a regional legacy of craft. This potential opportunity can help set it apart from other facilities.
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BY PHILIPP KIRSCHFINK
@ VOL 19
ON MAY 11, 2013
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Sign Painting: Craft or Design?
BY ALARIC GARNIER
@ VOL 9
ON AUG 01, 2013
Sign painter and typography designer Alaric Garnier discusses his research around the vernacular of lettering via the publications he's designed as well as his work on the May Gallery visual identity. He speaks about his struggle to define his work as that of craft or design, and the conclusions he's arrived at.
Williamsburg Arts District
BY MICHELLE DEWITT
@ VOL 10
ON SEP 20, 2014
The City of Williamsburg is quickly emerging as an arts destination, along with its two major draws of history and education (not to mention a nearby theme park). The economic development director for the city, Michele DeWitt, gives us all the W's of Williamsburg's newly created Arts District (except perhaps for who is NinjArt?).
Authenticity, The Italian Artisan, and Wood
BY KELLEN CATANI
@ VOL 18
ON FEB 11, 2016
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Uncovering, and then Recovering. A Family Tradition.
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@ VOL 20
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Community Supported Apprenticeships
BY JESSICA DEAN
@ VOL 20
ON AUG 18, 2016
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Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild
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