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Guild of St George

'The spirit of touch': Ruskin, Morris and Craftsmanship Today

Date: Jun 3, 2017
Details:

A symposium in University of Toronto, Canada (St George Campus)

Hosted in conjunction with the William Morris Society of Canada
Organised by Companions Sara Atwood and Ann Gagne

This symposium will focus on the influence of John Ruskin and William Morris on craftsmanship in their own time and on those who continue to honour that legacy in their work today. Speakers will be David Latham (editor, Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies), Rachel Dickinson (Guild of St. George/Manchester Metropolitan University), Kateri Ewing (Guild of St George, artist and teacher), Ann Gagne (Guild of St George, George Brown College), and Sara Atwood (Guild of St George, Portland State University).

The symposium will take place during the annual Canadian Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, Canada’s largest academic gathering, hosted this year by Ryerson University, Toronto. We hope that the symposium will appeal to many of those assembled for the Congress. We believe that the symposium will also interest people involved in the vibrant culture of craft and the strong ‘maker movement’ in Toronto.