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118. Whose Practices Are These?

You’ve heard us say it at least a few times on this podcast: art and design. These two fields are so closely aligned, but can seem miles apart from one another. Historically, we see the separation of design from the larger body of art around the middle of the nineteenth century, but the fracturing in the arts isn’t limited to just design. As technology has increased, the ability to pull out small parts of what we do and assume they can withstand the weight of being their own field has been acted upon over and over again.

This week, Ryan, Garreth and Cody sit down to discuss how designers might benefit from incorporating traditional studio practices into their workflow, and the answer is harder to get to than it might seem on the surface. The fracturing of creative practice over time has done a great deal of damage to how we understand the work we do, and this damage can make it hard to answer even the most simple sounding questions. But that’s why we do this.

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For a limited time, our documentary The Builder is available to stream on Vimeo! The film centers on the art scene in Richmond, Virginia, with a focus on Oregon Hill native and contractor Don Childress, who–to the surprise of many–has an incredible contemporary art collection. This collection includes work from Francisco Clemente, Ron Johnson, and Bill Fisher to name just a few. Check out more at The Builder’s website.

Help Ken Gilbertson and Hatchback Gallery!
Our good friend Ken is trying to update Hatchback Gallery to better serve his new city and its art lovers. While he won’t let anyone touch the outside of the gallery, he does want to get a few new parts and build some new walls. We are helping Ken launch a GoFundMe; even a few bucks can be a big help!

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