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The Promise Object. A Social Object Design Workshop by Kevin Murray

Workshop  /  Preziosa 2017 Florence Jewellery Week  /  23 May 2017
Published: 02.04.2017
The Promise Object. A Social Object Design Workshop by Kevin Murray.
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Management:
Giò Carbone
DEADLINE: 22/05/2017
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Intro

This short workshop will focus on the promise object. The iconic form of promise object is the engagement ring. The practical exercise will consist in designing a promise object for a specific context where trust is needed.
 
This workshop is part of a series on social object design. Social object design is about the role of jewellery in connecting people together. It draws on perspectives from anthropology, sociology, phenomenology, psychology, ethics and aesthetics. In the contemporary jewellery field, it extends the critique of preciousness by locating value in the social bond. As well as an introduction to this method, participants will be given access to ongoing resources in this field.

This short workshop will focus on the promise object. The iconic form of promise object is the engagement ring. Such objects serve to build trust in the verbal commitments we make. We will look at the broad spectrum of promise objects from a variety of cultures and practices. The practical exercise will consist in designing a promise object for a specific context where trust is needed. This will follow a social object method developed to enhance the capacity of jewellery to connect people together. The benefit for a practicing jeweller is to open up new possibilities for fulfilling the needs of wearers.

As much of the workshop will be through presentation and discussion, English is essential.
Participants must bring an object associated with a promise.


Master class reserved to LAO students: Students from other schools can apply to attend. They will be admitted free of charge up to the completion of the places.
 

Teachers

Kevin Murray

Dates and price

Date: 23 May from 9:00 to 13:00 h
Free entrance
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