Dr Roberta Comunian and PhD student Lauren England have been presenting their research at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice as part of a symposium on craft, skills and making.
The event brought together international researchers to discuss the frontier of craft research, taking in both traditional and contemporary practices. Lauren presented her current doctoral research on UK crafts graduates and their strategies for new enterprise development, while Roberta shared their co-authored paper on creative clusters the evolution of glassmaking skills in post-industrial regions.
They were joined by Dr Paola Trevisan (Copenhagen Business School) and Dr Maria Lusiani (Universita’ Ca’ Foscari, Venezia) who presented their research on Venetian gondolas, and Prof. Michele Tamma (Universita’ Ca’ Foscari, Venezia) who gave a paper on the island of Murano as a culture-based business.
The event was supported by King’s College London and the Management of Arts and Culture Laboratory (MACLAB), a research centre of the Department of Management, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.