Image: Jessica Hemmings. Courtesy Jessica Hemmings.

Can That be Taught? Lessons in Tacit Knowledge with Professor Jessica Hemmings

Tacit knowledge is commonly thought of as held within the body. This lecture considers the unique demands of craft education through comparisons with other models of education that require a student to acquire tacit knowledge. While craft research often prioritises material knowledge, education systems delivered by organisations as varied as the Pony Club and the Canadian Avalanche Association also grapple with the shared challenge of how language may begin to convey – although never substitute – tacit knowledge of materials. This lecture considers what craft education may stand to gain from greater awareness of these alternative models of education.

The public lecture will be delivered by Professor Jessica Hemmings, Professor of Crafts, Vice-Prefekt of Research, Academy of Design & Crafts (HDK), University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Adjunct Professor at UNSW Art & Design.

Details: Tuesday 17 October, 6pm – 8pm