’What’s Wrong?’ was an extraordinary day-long event, exploring and documenting ways to describe what is usually understood without words.
The event was led by Guild member Fleur Oakes, a member of the Guild’s Outreach Committee.
Twenty five leading experts in science and the arts were invited to perform unorthodox tasks, describing their experience as they went, in whatever way they chose. These conversations were documented, with an aim to explore the use of a universal language for anyone who exercises a sense of touch in their work, either as practitioner or teacher.
Many craftsmen find language difficult, and here was a chance to welcome a raw, organic, and perhaps newly invented, language. The language that surgeons use is useful to creatives as it relates back to the body. The body is the same body which holds an understanding of making; an understanding which the surgeons don’t always have.