Entangled Materialities: Caring for soil communities at glass industry sites

Riikka Latva-Somppi, Maarit Mäkelä, Kristina Lindström, Åsa Ståhl

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Abstract

This paper discusses craft and design practices through their impact on the environment. We consider how to act concerning the consequences of the craft and design industry. Also, we reflect on the agency of our field of practice in changing how we perceive the environment. We present three case studies of the European glass industry sites in Sweden, Italy and Finland, where we study contamination of the soil with participatory, speculative and craft methods. Through these cases, we reflect on our role in soil communities and ask how we may act in them with responsibility, hope and care. We conclude by proposing to act locally, to share our practices and make them visible, expanding our situated, personal skills and knowledge towards the political.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiennial International Conference for the Craft Sciences BICCS 2021
Subtitle of host publicationCraft in Action
Publication statusSubmitted - 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventBiennial International Conference for the Craft Sciences - The Craft Laboratory, Mariestad, Sweden
Duration: 4 May 20216 May 2021
https://craftsciencesconference.com/

Conference

ConferenceBiennial International Conference for the Craft Sciences
Abbreviated titleBICCS
CountrySweden
CityMariestad
Period04/05/202106/05/2021
Internet address

Keywords

  • craft and design
  • soil
  • care
  • aftermath
  • glass industry

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