As part of intangible cultural heritage, craftsmanship practices not only represent past traditions, but also contemporary methods of production focusing on the sustainable use of natural materials and local manufacturing.

ReThinking CRAFTSMANSHIP aims to highlight different types of intangible cultural heritage within the field of craftsmanship in relation to natural materials and the processes they undergo, and how they relate to the current discourse on sustainability and environmental issues.

Traditions, knowledge and techniques that are passed on from generation to generation are always evolving in response to a fastly changing world, and continue to provide communities with a sense of identity and respect for cultural diversity.

choose one object
First Object


How do you use a material considered “useless” by some?

Second Object


Are ancient pottery methods still in practice today?

Third Object


Who did this chest belong to and what is it guarding?