Join us for the first talk in the new public program series Thinking by Hand for a conversation with Christina Kim, founder of Dosa, on connecting the global contemporary market with traditional handwork, unique designs and the Dosa factory, Bojagi and sustainable textiles.

Kim reminisces:
"I remember looking at my grandmother's traditional Koream socks with fondness and amazement as a young girl. The soles were patched with pieces of cotton cloth clipped from our bedding: I was intrigued by the way different shades of white overlapped... When I left for America at the age of fifteen, I stowed one of my grandmother's socks in my bag. It was one of the few tangible memories I brought to the new world."

With San Francisco's strong contribution to the historic Arts and Crafts Movement, the 1960's Bay Area studio craft movement and most recently the Mission School, MOCFA is uniquely positioned to investigate new issues that are resurfacing as cutting edge in craft and folk art at the intersection of craft, folk art, commerce, design, technology, fashion and architecture - such as social practice and collaborations, sustainability and slow movements, production and consumption fom the local to the global, and the politics of handmade.

Thinking by Hand is a quarterly conversation series that will take place in MOCFA's gallery and engages the growing number of constituencies interested in the nuances of materiality and its creation of meaning. Participants include Bay Area artists, curators, makers, SFMade, Workshop Residency, cultural and social anthropologists, scholars, scientists, technologists, and authors. Thinking by Hand hopes to foster critical debates and writing around the expansive definition of craft and folk art.

Tickets are $10 for Members of the Museum, $15 for Non-Members in advance, and $20 at the door the day of the event.
Sat, Oct 22, 2011, 03:00 PM Start
Sat, Oct 22, 2011, 05:00 PM End
Museum of Craft and Folk Art
51 Yerba Buena Lane
San Francisco, CA, USA
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  • When: 22 Oct 2011, 03:00 PM to 22 Oct 2011, 05:00 PM. Where: Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco.