Artisanal Craft in Sustainable Spaces

This Live Event happened on December 13, 2018 (7:00PM - 7:00PM PST)

This course discusses the value of bridging cultures and combining artisan heritage with innovative design, and illustrates how the craftsmanship of furnishings made by hand with sustainable materials can meet today’s design goals of green design.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss artisanal craft in terms of its local and global economic, environmental, and social impact and explain why artisanal craft can be part of the philosophy of sustainable living today.
  2. Examine the ethics involved in making and consuming artisanal craft and realize how they can affect handcraft in their building design projects, a private or social shared space.
  3. Recognize why the look and feel of sustainably made, handcrafted kitchen and bath fixtures and by bringing about a positive emotional response to their surroundings while fulfilling functional needs.
  4. Identify a variety of sustainable and reclaimed materials used in artisanal crafts for home, commercial, and hospitality design, and discuss the importance of material transparency to the maker and the consumer.
  5. Describe the methods used to recycle copper, reclaim wood, and create sustainably made concrete, and evaluate the performance benefits of products made of these materials.


1 AIA LU/Elective