How is placemaking shaped by a tradition of craft? From Medicine Hat’s Medalta factory, thriving on the rich resources of clay and natural gas in the 1900s, to bespoke, digital means and mass customization, “craft” defies narrow definition. And yet the ability to think with one’s hands is pervasive in our connection to local culture and our natural environment. What traditional ways of making and construction are important to our city? And what economic possibilities does craft and making afford?
Aaron Nelson, Medalta
Ian MacGregor, Canadian Museum of Making
Maddy Purves-Smith, Custom Woolen Mills
Jenifer Dobbin, The Dobbin Group
Studio Collective, University of Calgary
Sidewalk Citizen Bakery
Preserve Food Skills
Rosso Coffee Roasters
Eau Claire Distillery
Winter Spot preview (in partnership with Urban Systems)
Thanks to the support of:
Our members: friends, contributors and supporters
The Calgary Foundation / First Calgary Stepping Stones
Venue Note: The John Dutton Theatre is at LRT stop City Hall. The venue is fully-accessible.