Project Title

On Craft

Date of Completion

Spring 5-1-2017

Campus Location

Marietta

Document Type

Thesis

Director

Dr Anthony Rizzuto

Chair

Dean Richard Cole

Faculty Advisor

Professor Kathryn Bedette

Faculty Representative

Professor Kathryn Bedette

Abstract

Craft is a relationship - a dialogue - between craftsman, tool, and material. Craft begins with the intent of all of these loci, and all of these loci are rooted in Being.

Being is known through the consciousness, awareness, and perception of a subject. Being is the inherent existence and totality of "what is."

Being crafts us; Craft imbues Being.

This thesis re-examines the pedagogical approach of an architectural education. The focus is placed on craft through presuppositionless phenomenology.

In an age of endless mechanized production and spiritless materialism, the practice of craft can teach us to return to the experience of Being.