Deep Craft at ConFlux

CONFLUX SYMPOSIUM

Waterfall Arts held their annual symposium ConFlux Nov. 14 – 15 in Belfast.

The Permaculture UMaine and The Intermedia MFA program sponsored the participation of UMaine students. The event’s keynote address came from Scott and Ene Constable, founders of Wowhaus (www.thewowhaus.com) presented their concept of “Deep Craft” as a creative practice.  With roots in construction and architechture, they are developing a process of interaction between social and ecological realities, with the aim of strengthening each. In this process the community often becomes the stewards of collaborative work. Following the address they facilitated a workshop whee participant were asked to silently create a collaborative sculpture using wood recovered from the transfer station. Four sculptures were erected and symbolically set aflame to conclude the event.

Wowhaus has collaborated with projects such as the Edible Schoolyard (www.edibleschoolyard.org), and have designed and implemented Deep Craft projects as across the country and in their home in Northern California.

For more info on Waterfalls Arts click herewww.waterfallarts.org

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