“Craft Skills and Rituals” is an exploration of ritual theories from the perspective of social design.
In my thesis, I contemplate how ritual can work as a non-intellectual tool for structuring societies, while trying to find out how craft skills could materialize this communicative practice. My aim was to find ways in which ritual and craft can strengthen communities, providing a groundwork for a resilient society to evolve
into a new, sustainable style of living.
Through social design, we can begin to rethink the way we live, work, consume, interact, organize and communicate to start practicing new ways of doing things. I chose crafts and rituals as methods for social practice because they are connected through their physicality, their strong attachment to the realm of everyday culture, as well as their implication of cultural mysticism. I believe that both can be applied
as tools for empowerment and social change.
With these tools we can interact, experiment, talk, practice and fight through the process of continually becoming an a more compassionate and committed network driven by solidarity and pragmatism. My hope is that rituals and crafts can aid the construction of new structures, new symbols and new rules for the demands of our current and future social life.
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