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February 10, 2014

BardOralHistory

From Benjamin

One of the strengths of The Bard Graduate Center is perhaps the reason for its status as one of many under-appreciated resources in our abundantly design-populated metropolis, and that is its cross-discipline attentions to craft, art and design. Now, in addition to the small but scholarly gallery on West 86th Street across the park from the busily traveled and expensive Museum Mile, Bard has another venue, for literally, spreading the word: The BGC Craft, Art and Design Oral History Project. It’s a website using new(ish) technology for the most ancient and noble of programs: sharing knowledge by interview transcripts.  While variously joined by photos and video of featured interviewees’ work, the biggest draw should be the spoken word of these craftspeople, artists and designers. With digital recordings placed in the public domain, it’s an ongoing master class lecture series, with no tuition – and no lines.

 

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