Other case studies

Through our review of relevant literature, we have identified accounts which critically analyse a diverse range of revitalisation and development initiatives. These external sources complement our own case studies and help us to build up a detailed picture of activity around the world.


Outsourcing the hand: an analysis of craft-design collaborations across the global divide

Article by Kevin Murray, Craft + Design Enquiry (2010)   In this article, Kevin Murray discusses three case studies in which Western designers have worked with traditional artisans in India, Pakistan and Rwanda. …

Designers Meet Artisans: a practical guide

Book published jointly by the Craft Revival Trust, Artesanías de Colombia S.A. and UNESCO This 164-page book includes a range of case studies from India and Colombia, profiling initiatives in which designers and artisans …

Weaving with Rush: exploring craft-design collaborations in revitalizing a local craft

Article by Fang-Wu Tung, International Journal of Design (2012) This article describes a research project in which rush weavers and design students worked together to create new home décor and fashion accessory products, …

A Handmade Future: the impact of design on the production and consumption of contemporary West African craft as a tool for sustainable development

PhD research by Katherine Ladd (completed 2012)    Katherine’s PhD thesis provides a detailed account of her experience working with an NGO as a professional designer creating products from traditional West African strip woven …