Global Legacies of Arts and Crafts

Global Legacies of Arts and Crafts is a research project that reconsiders the legacies of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement around the world. Examining cases that expand beyond Euro-American geographies and frameworks, this project expands the study of Arts and Crafts to consider its interrelations with modernism, imperialism, settler colonialism, industrialization, nationalism, and gender by looking at the translation, appropriation, and reinterpretation of Arts and Crafts ideals in global and transnational contexts.

This project is directed by Antonia Behan, Assistant Professor of Design History and Material Cultures in a Global World, Queen’s University. bio

December 14–15, 2023. Details forthcoming.

The symposium is generously supported by a SSHRC Connections Grant and the Bard Graduate Center

ARTH 865, Queen’s University, Winter 2023

ARTH 429, Queen’s University, Winter 2021

988, Bard Graduate Center, Spring 2019

Image: Acanthus, Designed by William Morris, Produced by Morris & Co. and Wardle & Co., design 1867, made 1877–1917. Cotton, twill weave with supplementary pile wefts forming cut “velveteen”; block printed. Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of the Chicago Architecture Foundation, 1978.192.