The Centre for Retrofitting and Failure Techniques. C.R.A.F.T.
qʷicčiƛma (the sky opened up) is how we translate this concept to nuučaańuł.
Blockchain Study Group
C.R.A.F.T. studied the possibilities and pitfalls of web3 technology with a small diverse group through summer 2022. We wanted to know if these technologies have meaning to us in practice.
[ CENTRE ] To be a lightning rod and reference point in arts-based practice and research. To form, then document, current experimental practices.
[ RETROFITTING ] To activate the possibility of redoing, reworking, revisiting concepts and materials as a methodology for testing, building, making, and sustaining communities, practice and work.
[ FAILURE ] To approach risk with awareness, but without fearing unexpected results. To use openness, observation, and adaptation as a productive trajectory and test space into an unknown future.
[ TECHNIQUES ] To refine and integrate the practice of arts-based research, making and execution. To explore the [re]distribution of wealth through making-based practice. To be self-sustaining in this work.
C.R.A.F.T. is buoyed by many individual and organizational supporters as we begin. We thank you and look forward to sharing the ongoing results of our collective vision.
C.R.A.F.T. is a B.C. Society located on Ahswinnis Reserve, Port Alberni, Canada.
Klehwetua Rodney Sayers, co-founder & president
Michelle Jacques, vice-president
Emily Luce, co-founder & treasurer/secretary