Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

International Jewelry Design Symposium: Digital Meets Handmade

May 15 - May 17

Digital Meets Handmade logo

Join us for three days of discussion surrounding jewelry design and manufacturing. There has been a seismic shift in jewelry design and manufacturing in recent years. As digital design and model making have speeded up the process, they have proven themselves invaluable as tools of the trade. But every tool, hand-held or digital—leaves its mark. This symposium will provide an arena for debate on how digital technology and making by hand duel for influence in the aesthetics, the use, and the cultural contexts of jewelry as both a manufactured product and as an applied art form.

The discussion will not only be oriented to the outcome of different crafting procedures, but it is intended to propose reflection on the production and distribution processes for jewelry. The implications “digital vs handmade” in social context will be explored. The question of how the integration of digital technology effects sustainability will be examined—both in manufacturing, and in how if effects the perceived value of the jewelry—monetarily and as art. And finally, the symposium is intended to foster debate and research in the didactics of jewelry as an applied art, through of critical analysis and discovery. ​

Click here to see the full schedule.

Register Here

Details

Start:
May 15
End:
May 17
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:
,
Website:
http://fitnyc.edu/jewelry-design/symposium/index.php

Venue

Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W. 27th St.
New York, NY 10001 United States
Phone:
(212) 217-7999
Website:
fitnyc.edu

Organizer

Wendy Yothers
Phone:
212 217.5736
Website:
fitnyc.edu/jewelrydesign