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Foreword, Garth Johnson 1. Introduction: Makers, Crafters, Educators: Working for Cultural Change, Elizabeth Garber, Lisa Hochtritt, and Manisha Sharma Section One: Play and Hacking 2. The Joy of Tinkering, Anne Thwaits 3. The Sewing Rebellion, Lisa Vinebaum 4. Tinkering with Change: A Makerspace at a University Art Museum, Chelsea Farrar 5. Material Inquiry: Digital Materials, People, and the Relationships Between Them, Marta Cabral and Sean Justice 6. Pedagogy of the Hack: El Rancho Electronico and the Culture of Surveillance, Leon de la Rosa-Carrillo in conversation with Estrella Soria, Gato Viejo, Hacklib, and Jorge David Garcia (AKA Sisifo Pedroza) 7. Makerspaces in a University Art and Design Context: Resourcing the Adult Imagination, Alexandra Byrne, Jim Ward, and Kim Snepvangers 8. DIY in Art Education and Art Teacher Training in Turkey, Vedat OEzsoy 9. Maker Ed: Shifting Vision, Culture, and Systems, Stephanie Chang 10. Empty Bowls, Full Minds: Connecting Classroom Learning to Empirical Experiences, Jill Menaugh 11. Jugaad in Innovative Making and Crafting in India: Examining the Work of Sanjeev Shankar, Asavari Thatte 12. What Spinning Teaches Me, Daniel T. Barney Section Two: Access and Equity 13. Do-It-Yourself Movement: A Perspective from a Brazilian Craft Context, Leda Guimaraes 14. Does Outreach Equal Equity? Thoughts on the Impact and Challenges of Off-site Community Programs and the Struggle to Use the Arts in Achieving Social Justice, Sarah B. McCann 15. Contradiction and Answering Back: Trickster in the Makerspace for People with Disabilities, John Ploof 16. Beyond the Manifestos: Equity and Learning in Makerspaces, Grace Wingo and Kimberly M. Sheridan 17. ArtMakerSpace as Tactical Pedagogy: Meaningful Making in a Studio Art Context, Steve Ciampaglia and Kerry Richardson 18. Future Fiber Feminism and Change Through Craft, Courtney Lee Weida 19. Cave of Secrets, Liz Collins 20. Thinking in Water: The Process of Collaborative Craft as Social Practice, Christen Sperry-Garcia, Felix Rodriguez, Xalli Zuniga, and B. Stephen Carpenter, II 21. Two Queer Academics Walk Into a Makerspace: Hacking Patriarchy and Knowledge, Rebecka A. Black and Anna Ramsey 22. Xerocraft: Makerspaces, Democracy, Anarchism, and Education, Lino Garibaldi Section Three: Interdependence and Interdisciplinarity 23. DouglaPrieta: Sewing Together the Borderlands, Sowing Interdependence, Dwight Metzger and Kelly Watters 24. Patterns of Repair: Sewing with Court-Involved Teens, Alexandra Lakind 25. Embroidered Narratives: Threads of the Selfie, R. Darden Bradshaw 26. The Innovation Institute: Making Progress, David Gran 27. The Crafts in Interdisciplinary Curriculum in School, Seija Karppinen 28. A Letter to My Son, Shana Pearlmutter 29. Mongolian Artists and Craft, Uranchimeg Tsultemin 30. Queering Craft: Nick Cave, James H. Sanders III 31. Mawadisidiwag miinawaa Wiidanokiindiwag // They Visit and Work Together, Dylan AT Miner 32. Feminist Visual Tactics, Ellen Lesperance 33. Maker Culture in Nepal: Making vs. making, Supriya Manandhar Section Four: Cultural and Environmental Sustainability 34. Sacred Makers, Damara Jacobs-Morris 35. The (Re)Making of Culture: Annotations of Practices in Secondary School Art in Singapore, Bee Kim Koh 36. Local Roots: Bridging Southern Craft and Museum Audiences through Materials and Engagement, Carissa DiCindio 37. Peruvian Artists-Crafters-Makers, Amanda Alexander 38. Crafts as Sanctuary for Korean Immigrants, Ryan Shin 39. Crafting Content for Innovative Learning in Design Education, Ramneek Kaur Majithia 40. Sustainable Craft Practices and Space-making in Tech Design Contexts, Smriti Saraswat 41. From a Lost Paradise to an Elusive Utopia: Crafts and Sustainability, Nicholas Houghton 42. If Fab Lab Is the Answer, What Is the Question? Maker Culture as a Method for a Sustainable Future, Mira Kallio-Tavin 43. The Walls Tell the Story: Making as Collective Force in the Evolution of an Earth Home Community, Cala Coats Section Five: Labor and Leisure 44. Principles of Sustainable Creativity: How to Make a Lifelong Creative Practice (That You Actually Enjoy), Scott Pinkmountain 45. Engaging with Grassroots Artisans, Anna Waldman-Brown 46. Creating a Wood Carving Tradition in Malawi, Emma Kelley Bussard and Ann E. McCleary 47. Taxi Fabric: We the Living, Jatin Kampani 48. Creating and Managing a Community Education Space for Arts and Crafts in Oaxaca, Mexico, Soledad Zamora 49. Developing a Collective Learning Arts Space: Implications for Art Educators in Diverse Settings, Natasha S. Reid 50. Spotlight on Creative Scotland and Dundee Visual Arts and Craft Makers Award Scheme, Sandra Wilson 51. Social Utopia: Craft and Progress, Mary Callahan Baumstark 52. Skilled Knowledge and Craft Education, Rachel Mason 53. Error Against the Machine: The Human Case for Leisurely Imperfection, Lobregat Balaguer 54. On Being Inconsequential: Making, Craft, and Liquid Leisure, Sarah R. Davies

About the Author

Elizabeth Garber is Professor Emeritx of Art at the University of Arizona, USA. Lisa Hochtritt is Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), USA. Manisha Sharma is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Arizona, USA.


"Through stories of contemporary makers throughout the world, art teachers and community artist educators will be inspired to develop their own uniquely situated spaces of making-individually and collaboratively-in the interstices between current practices. Eschewing dichotomies and filled with unexpected juxtapositions of histories, theories, and philosophies with new and ancient making practices, the book provides seemingly endless possible combinations of spinning and shaping new, deeply engaging discourses of thought and hand." -Olivia Gude, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA "This book offers a delightful array of research, ideas, and tools for thinking about creative practice around the world. Across diverse chapters, with a commendable emphasis on equity and inclusion, the authors show how the integration of making, crafting and learning is vital for building a better world." -David Gauntlett, Ryerson University, Canada "Makers, Crafters, and Educators is an insightful, diverse collection of essays highlighting the cultural and artistic practices of making. This book represents a truly diverse group of contexts that effectively showcase how making creates and is created by social, cultural, and historical communities. Written primarily as firsthand accounts, these essays take the reader into the world of craft practices and makerspaces like no other volume on this topic." -Erica Halverson, University of Wisconsin, USA

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