In conversation with Deirdre Figueiredo MBE, Director of Craftspace

Patel, Karen (2022) In conversation with Deirdre Figueiredo MBE, Director of Craftspace. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 25 (6). pp. 1652-1664. ISSN 1367-5494

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Abstract

Deirdre Figueiredo MBE is Director of Craftspace, an organisation in Birmingham, United Kingdom, which supports contemporary craft. For over 30 years, Craftspace has been working with communities and artists to challenge and push boundaries in craft, and Deirdre has been at the forefront for most of that time. In this conversation with special issue editor Dr Karen Patel, Deirdre reflects on her career in the craft sector and her own intersectional experience, and discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement on contemporary craft.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/13675494221136615
Dates:
DateEvent
17 October 2022Accepted
7 December 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Craft. creative careers, creative industries, in conversation, inequalities
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > Birmingham School of Media
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > Birmingham School of Media > Centre for Media and Cultural Research
Depositing User: Karen Patel
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2022 12:24
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2022 12:24
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14022

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