A Captive Audience

love & thrift: Making is connecting
May 4, 2011, 1:45 pm
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love & thrift: Making is connecting.

“I’ve also just been listening to a wonderful heated discussion on Radio 4 between Richard Sennet, author of The Craftsman, and David Gauntlett, author of the new book Making is Connecting.

Gauntlett talks about connecting in three ways – that when you make something you connect either materials and/or ideas together to make something new; that making usually at some point involves a social dimension – it is even said that you learn better in a group rather than on your own; and finally that through making things and sharing them in the world, we increase our engagement and connection with our physical and social environments.”


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