The Future Is Handmade

The Future Is Handmade

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The Craftsmanship Initiative

12 thoughts on “The Future Is Handmade

  1. Hello, I'm a student who is studying craft in South Korea. I want to share this great video with more Koreans, so I want to provide korean subtitles. I have already completed the Korean translations. If you turn on the community contributions
    function, I'll add Korean subtitles as soon as possible. Thank you!

  2. I make my living from my leathercraft, and this video just says it all, it very nearly brought me to tears. Thank you.

  3. Amen. I cannot count how many times visitors to my studio expressed a sense of envy for my guitar making and repair work. And yet, as a craftsman and an an artisan, I often feel like my life's work exists on the fringes of the "real economy". My customers often make much more money than I do. And yet, their satisfaction with the world they inhabit is often difficult to see. Individuals we reward with high pay and prestige, often feel like widgets in the inscrutable, impersonal machinery of modern market economy. We do need to expand the definition of knowledge and skill to include those who make our daily existence beautiful. Thank you for this video.

  4. What I think will happen in the future is that as we leave the era of scarcity, we will enter a new, massively different era. This new era will be an era of plenty, and of no longer having to work to live. You want something? Your 3D printer at home will make it in minutes. This automated era will mean there will be no jobs either, but what's the point of jobs, if you don't NEED to work, because everything can be automated or 3d printed? So what will happen? People will try and find new meaning in life, through various skills, such as artistic ones, acting, sculpting, painting, cooking or phisical skills such as sports, or intelectual skills such as trivia or chess or other games. So yes, the future is hand made, because in an era of plenty where everything is made automatically, hand made objects will be even more revered and even more apreciated.

  5. My first career I was a graphic designer and film stripper before the days of the computer. Once the computer came in and took the craft away I quickly lost interest.

  6. This film is just extraordinary! Thank you so much for this beautiful, inspiring documentary. Gorgeous photography, and such compelling narrative. As a teacher of basketry, i am excited to be able to share this wonderful perspective with my students. Feeling affirmed…and hopeful.

  7. We are very proud of this documentary! It has been produced by Maikel Kuijpers, Noël Schoolderman and financed by the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Global Heritage and Development

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