What is Redefining Craft?
Welcome. Hi, I'm Dennis.
Thanks for having a look at Redefining Craft! It’s great to have you here. Redefining Craft is meant to lead to further conversations, and if you want me to participate, I am happy to discuss consulting for your organization.
So, if you don’t know anything about me, my name is Dennis Stevens; I am an adult educator, a strategic advisor, a visual artist, and a writer.
Redefining Craft was a popular site from 2004 to 2009 and led many to rethink craft's relationship to design and the maker movement.
Here’s a link to an article that I wrote for American Craft Magazine in 2009: DIY: Revolution 3.0-Beta
I have a background as a studio art educator. I completed my Doctor of Education degree in art and art education in 2010 with a focus on the college teaching of art at Teachers College, Columbia University. During this time, I completed a dissertation titled, The Aesthetics of the American Dream: Experiencing the Visual as Meaning Beyond Truth.
The re-launch of the Redefining Craft site is focused on building pedagogically-useful content that is relevant to the hybrid intersections of art, craft, and design, as well as these domain's relationship to technology and also, critical thinking as it pertains to the education and training of students in studio art and design in higher education.
If my work here is relevant to your interests, please contact me directly for more details. I am happy to discuss the broader needs of higher education programs. I will not be adding future content to this site, but, I have opened it up to serve as a resource to the community.
You can reach me directly using the “contact me” link on the Dennis-Stevens.com website.
In this new iteration of Redefining Craft, I have built out new 21st Century knowledge around issues that emerge as artists and designers create new work with the tools and materials that they have available. In this sense, Redefining Craft contextualizes the historical in art and design while documenting and highlighting the emergent.
I'm happy to discuss how this new content fits into the broader dialogue around strategic planning and the future growth of the American Craft community and how new content can be built to supplement teaching and learning in the related art, craft, and design undergraduate and graduate coursework in higher education, both nationally and internationally.
Thanks for your support, and I look forward to a conversation!
Dennis Stevens, Ed.D.
More information on me is available online at:
Dennis-Stevens.com -- LinkedIn — Penelope Mimetics