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Making is empowering, it enables ordinary people to influence and engage with their material landscape through their everyday actions.
Making well means value embedded by the actions of making, of thought, of touch, of use, of care and of passing down. To make is to give time form. Objects and spaces that are made well become inscribed with time, palimpsests of the touch and care of many.
Something made well allows a material, the tools used to make it, the traditions and hopes of the maker, and the lives and care of its users to accrete into something that sings of life.
Humans and nature shape matter over time both via creation or crafting but also through wearing and weathering. All humans leave traces of their existence on the landscapes they travel, the objects they use and the buildings they inhabit.
This is a Manifesto in the making,
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