Do you have something to contribute to discussions about the role of craft today and how it can make a better future for us all?

Across five overlapping key themes or topics, the ‘Futuring Craft’ conference will map contemporary crafts and define the scope of craft making in the Indian Ocean region. The dynamic exchange of knowledge and ideas will critically analyse and challenge notions that crafts are embedded in the past and address the concept of, ‘Craft … as elemental to a future economy and culture.’ (Fry, 2011, p.139)

The ‘Futuring Craft’ and IOTA21 ‘Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday’ program discussions aim to inspire people to create a relevant, viable and better future through creative craft.

Cultural practitioners and producers, academic theorists, craftspeople, artists, designer-makers, curators, campaigners and activists – you are invited to submit your proposal or abstract for the IOTA21 Conference – Futuring Craft!

The conference will take place as part of the opening events of the first Indian Ocean Craft Triennial at Curtin University (Perth) and Fremantle Arts Centre in Western Australia.

Visit the ‘Conference‘ page for more information and links to the Submission Form.