Past Event

Encounters on the Shop Floor

June 26, 2019 - June 28, 2019
10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
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Victoria and Albert Museum (Hochhauser Auditorium), Cromwell Road, London

Event Description:

Encounters on the Shop Floor explores the significance of the knowledge of the maker in learning and cognition and champions its importance in all areas of practice, from art, design and science, medicine and manufacture, challenging the divide between ‘mind’ and ‘hand’ and between ‘intellectual’ and ‘manual’ knowledge and their compartmentalisation.

The knowledge created through making, sometimes called ‘embodied’ or ‘tacit’, is fundamental to life and how we understand the V&A’s collections. Innate within the arts, humanities, sciences and medicine, this knowledge is now at serious risk of being lost. Join the V&A Research Institute symposium as they develop a manifesto placing this knowledge at the heart of our future. 

Event Speakers:

This symposium will feature Pamela Smith, Founding Director of the Center for Science and Society. The full program will be published shortly.

Event Information:

Tickets can be purchased via the event webpage.

This event is hosted by the Victoria and Albert Musem's Encounters on the Shop Floor Research Project