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A Window on Glassmaking

CMCI’s Dr Roberta Comunian and Lauren England, PhD student, have recently published an article that explores the relationship between industrial and post-industrial knowledge in glassmaking in the UK in the journal Geoforum.  Following the trajectory of glassmaking in Sunderland and Stourbridge the article explores how local industrial knowledge was reorganised outside of the factory into new craft-based glassmaking through processes of deskilling, reskilling and upskilling. It is argued that creative and cultural production is not just place-specific, it has a heritage, it evolves and can be ‘sticky’ in terms of located knowledge and skills.

Roberta and Lauren’s paper is free for everyone to download in the next 50 days.

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