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Ruskin, Craftsmanship and Technology in Sheffield's Public Realm

Date Tuesday 21st May 2019
Time 19:00 until 20:00
Meet At Central Library, Carpenter Room
Surrey Street, Sheffield
S1 1XZ
Organised By Sheffield Libraries
Description Back in the 1990s, the Sheffield Peace Gardens were developed with two main sources of inspiration; John Ruskin and the traditions of ‘by hand’ craftsmanship, and Christopher Dresser and design for a machine age in which technologies would enable affordable production of well-designed objects. In this illustrated talk, Richard Watts discussed the development of Sheffield’s public realm and explores the tension between retaining craftsmanship while being to open to ways of production that make good design affordable and achievable. 2019 marks the bicentenary of Ruskin's birth and this is part of a season of talks, events and activities at Sheffield Central Library celebrating the ideas and legacies of John Ruskin Events are all free but must be booked in advance via
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Type of Event Talk
Primary Focus General Interest
Wheelchair/Pushchair Accessible No
Suitable for Families No