Wrestling with Tradition:Revitalizing the Orkney Chair and Other Culturally Significant Crafts

Twigger Holroyd, Amy and Cassidy, Tom and Evans, Martyn and Walker, Stuart (2017) Wrestling with Tradition:Revitalizing the Orkney Chair and Other Culturally Significant Crafts. Design and Culture, 9 (3). pp. 283-299. ISSN 1754-7075

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Abstract

Across the world, “culturally significant” designs, products, and practices–such as traditional crafts–have been pushed to the margins by the forces of modernization and globalization. Appreciation of the positive attributes of these traditions drives widespread revitalization initiatives, often involving designers. Awareness of the cultural ramifications of design-led revitalization may deter enthusiasm for radical initiatives and instead promote preservation efforts. Yet a deconstruction of the popular understandings of tradition and origin indicates a need for change and cross-cultural contact. This article proposes that social value–central to a traditional craft’s cultural significance–should be used to guide revitalization.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Design and Culture
Additional Information:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Design and Culture on 26/09/2017, available online:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17547075.2017.1370310
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152629
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Deposited On:
11 Mar 2021 13:35
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Published
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16 Jun 2021 08:58