Craft debate: Alex Steffen

Editor of Worldchanging.com and Design Indaba 2007 speaker, Alex Steffen weighs in on Design Indaba's craft debate.

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“Craft can restore a vital connection to the actual physicality of the stuff around us, reminding us of materials, of the act of labour of the multiple forms of creativity that are embedded in all the objects that surround our lives. It can restore us to presence in a world of anonymous design, distant production and unseen labourers, and this alone is reason enough to do it.”

Steffen selected the enamelled light-switch covers his grandmother made as his favourite craft piece.

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