Project Details

Description

Higher Education on Craft Traditions is a network proposal by Estonian Native Crafts Department at the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy as lead partner in collaboration with Department of Traditional Arts and Traditional Music (University of South-Eastern Norway); Department of Art History
(Uppsala University), Department of Conservation (University of Gothenburg), and Department of Education (University of Helsinki) with the aim to advance international cooperation in traditional craft studies.
Traditional crafts are very seldom taught at university level. The partners offer study programmes which preserve and continue traditional craft knowledge with the future-oriented approach. Their overall aim is to describe how heritage properties and qualities can be defined as environmental, cultural and societal
assets for the continued development of society in local, national and global perspectives. There is a lack of systematic cooperation between HEIs in this field which would benefit from international collaboration and student/staff exchange. The network is innovative because it intends to advance the academic study programmes on traditional crafts in Nordic–Baltic cultural area, and to integrate institutionally and administratively separated researchers and students of traditional craft and craft pedagogy. The aim is to encourage teachers and
students to seek innovative approaches to the already established practices, by exchanging knowledge, experiences and visions on how to combine traditional crafts with the contemporary social and cultural environment and labour market. The objective is to develop new methods and put them into practice keeping in mind the needs of the future.

Layman's description

Higher Education on Craft Traditions is a network proposal by Estonian Native Crafts Department at the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy as lead partner in collaboration with Department of Traditional Arts and Traditional Music (University of South-Eastern Norway); Department of Art History
(Uppsala University), Department of Conservation (University of Gothenburg), and Department of Education (University of Helsinki) with the aim to advance international cooperation in traditional craft studies.
Traditional crafts are very seldom taught at university level. The partners offer study programmes which preserve and continue traditional craft knowledge with the future-oriented approach. Their overall aim is to describe how heritage properties and qualities can be defined as environmental, cultural and societal
assets for the continued development of society in local, national and global perspectives. There is a lack of systematic cooperation between HEIs in this field which would benefit from international collaboration and student/staff exchange. The network is innovative because it intends to advance the academic study programmes on traditional crafts in Nordic–Baltic cultural area, and to integrate institutionally and administratively separated researchers and students of traditional craft and craft pedagogy. The aim is to encourage teachers and
students to seek innovative approaches to the already established practices, by exchanging knowledge, experiences and visions on how to combine traditional crafts with the contemporary social and cultural environment and labour market. The objective is to develop new methods and put them into practice keeping in mind the needs of the future.
Short titleNPHE-2019/10037
StatusActive
Effective start/end date15/05/201901/10/2020