Ambacht in Beeld Festival goes New York

The annual Craft in Focus Festival spotlights master craftsmanship. The fourth edition in the Netherlands will take place in Amsterdam from 23 to 25 September 2016, and the first NY edition of the Craft in Focus Festival will take place from 11 to 13 November 2016, in Industry City, Brooklyn.

“In a world where children are swiping their iPhones and 3D printers are building houses, it is our mission that the art of true craftsmanship will survive, and that it will thrive. In a time of serial mass production and consumption, the beauty of handmade quality products should be revalued. The knowledge of passionate, highly skilled master craftsmen should be shared with a wide audience of all ages.

With these objectives at the forefront of our imagination, in 2013 we founded and produced an annual festival in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: the Craft in Focus Festival. It has been a huge success in The Netherlands, and in November 2016 we are excited to bring this three-day event to New York”.

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