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Building the Field of Craft Research

Kristina is the founding editor of the journal Craft Research, which she launched together with her co-editor Dr Katherine Townsend in 2010 to help advance the field of craft research.

The aim of Craft Research is to advocate and promote current and emerging craft research, including research into materials, processes, methods, concepts, aesthetic and style. This may be in any discipline area of the applied arts and crafts, including craft education.

To complement her editorial work, she has authored and co-authored a number of articles that is concerned with the nature and state of craft and craft research.

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Relevant Publications

Niedderer, K. and K. Townsend (2014). Designing Craft Research: Joining Emotion and Knowledge. Design Journal, vol. 17 (4), pp. 624-648. link

Niedderer, K. and K. Townsend (2010). Craft Research: Joining Emotion and Knowledge. In Gregory, J., K. Sato, P. Desmet et al (eds.) Design and Emotion 2010 (Proceedings), Chicago, USA: IIT, 5-7 October 2010. pdf

Niedderer, K. (2009). Sustainability of Craft as a Discipline? Making Futures, Vol 1, pp. 165-174. pdf

Journal of Craft Research

ISSN: 20404689, Online ISSN: 20404697. All issues available from: link

Niedderer, K. and K. Townsend. (eds.) (2017). Tradition and change: Craft between vernacular cultures and social innovation (editorial). Craft Research.Vol. 8 (2), pp. 163-167.

Niedderer, K. and K. Townsend. (eds.) (2017). Exploring aesthetics and cultural meanings through craft (editorial). Craft Research.Vol. 8 (1), pp. 3-8.

Woolley, M. and Niedderer, K. (eds.) (2016). Real or unreal? – Crafting authenticity in the digital age (editorial). Craft Research.Vol. 7 (2), pp. 159-164.

Niedderer, K. and K. Townsend. (eds.) (2016). Craft and emotional expression: Connecting through material engagement (editorial). Craft Research. Vol. 7 (1), pp. 3-8.

Niedderer, K. and K. Townsend. (eds.) (2015). Empowering crafts – intangible heritage, women and socially disadvantaged groups (editorial). Craft Research. Vol. 6 (1), pp. 3-8.

Niedderer, K. and K. Townsend. (eds.) (2014). Craft, Innovation and Creativity (editorial). Craft Research. Vol. 5 (2), pp. 149-153.

Niedderer, K. and K. Townsend. (eds.) (2014). Crafting International Communities (editorial). Craft Research. Vol. 5 (1), pp. 3-9.

Niedderer, K. and Townsend, K. (eds.) (2013). Craft, Society and the State (editorial). Craft Research. Vol. 4 (2), 153-159.

Niedderer, K. and Townsend, K. (eds.) (2013). The Social Life of Craft (editorial). Craft Research. Vol. 4 (1), 3-9.

Niedderer, K. and Townsend, K. (eds.) (2012). The Foundations of Craft (editorial). Craft Research. Vol. 3 (1), 3-9.

Niedderer, K. and Townsend, K. (2011). Expanding craft: Reappraising the value of skill (editorial). Craft Research, 2(1), 3-10.

Niedderer, K. and Townsend, K. (2010). Editorial: Craft Research. Craft Research. Vol. 1 (1), 3-10.

 

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