Since 2017, Joseph Walsh has welcomed makers, designers, artists and architects to his studio in County Cork. These events have been magical settings for conversation about craft and community: the vital role that skill and creativity play in forging a sense of place, and ways of living sustainably.
For the fourth edition of the series, the theme was MAKING IN: PLACE. Place featured strongly for all of us in 2020. Our changed environment saw much more engagement with place and its people. This prompted us to explore this theme – taking landscape, workshop and city as starting points for three separate dialogues during the online event that took place on 12 September 2020.
While the format for MAKING IN 2020 evolved to a digital platform, its mission remained the same; to enable creative voices to share their stories of making in art, architecture, design and craft and to focus on making as a significant aspect of our culture and heritage. In 2020, participants not only shared their commitment to making, but also discussed its important relationship to their place.