Since the age of industrialisation, handcrafts are either dying off or being turned into a luxury lifestyle signifiers. How do creative industries balance cost, technology and consumer trends with the innate value of true crafts. We talk about this tension with Italian architect Filippo Cabbiani and Chinese couturier Grace Chen, leaders in their different fields. We also have craft product retailer Kate Jones and architect and wood craftsman Tony Schondhart giving insights into a new generation who look more towards handcraft in search of authenticity.
An intelligent, fun and frank discussion. Come join. Audience participation encouraged.