Saturday Symposium Past Event SAT 27 AUG, 10am - 4pmAUDITORIUM, FREE Join Objectspace and Auckland Museum for a two-day symposium exploring the shifting state of contemporary practice in the fields of craft, applied art and design. View the full programmne Objectspace National Craft, Applied Art and Design Symposium - Full programme Last updated on: 17 Aug 2016 | File Size: 659 kB International speakers Misun Rheem Misun Rheem. Image supplied. Shaped by the impact of the colonisation and post-colonisation process, curator Misun Rheem’s keynote maps the contemporary situation for craft based practice in South Korea. Traces of traditional art forms and histories of making practice that diminished throughout a period of modernisation and political upheaval reside today in Korean contemporary craft but demand re-thinking and a re-imagination. Rheem graduated from the department of ceramics from the Hong-ik University with a master's degree in crafts and design and holds a PhD in art criticism from the Hong-ik graduate school. She has taught at the Hong-ik University as an adjunct professor and served as director of the KOREA NOW craft, design, fashion and graphic exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Art, Paris, and the KOREAN Craft & Design exhibition at the Bayern National Museum in Munich, Germany. Rheem is now working as director of Made in Korea-Craft a touring exhibition in Seoul, Gwangju and Busan, three major cities of Korea. Misun's trip to New Zealand is supported by the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Pravu Mazumdar Pravu MazumdarImage supplied. Philosopher Pravu Mazumdar will present an historical and philosophical reflection on gold in the context of the cultural sedimentations impeding any artistic access to it, along with examples from contemporary jewellery showing how practices today not only resist expectations concerning form and content, but also our habitual interpretations of the materials they play with. Pravu studied physics in New Delhi and Munich and has a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Stuttgart, West Germany. His book on jewellery was published in 2015 under the title Gold and Mind: Prolegomena towards a Philosophy of Jewellery. Berlin: Matthes & Seitz. Pravu is in New Zealand as part of a partnership between Objectspace and the Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic. Goliath Dyèvre Tin lamp and gold leaf buy Goliath Dyèvre.Image supplied. Designer Goliath Dyèvre’s work questions the nature of the object through the spaces that exist between functionality, material and form. It is within this terrain that the role of the designer can influence and disrupt the ways in which objects are used and engaged with in everyday life. Since his degree at ENSCI he has been the recipient of several prizes including the Cinna contest, The Jardin, the Agora Bordeaux and The International City of Aubusson tapestry. Dyèvre has been awarded several fellowships, including CRAFT of Limoges and Villa Kujoyama Japan, and regularly works with major companies such as Hermes. Goliath is in New Zealand as part of the Te Ataata residency at Colab, funded by Auckland University of Technology and the Cultural Office of the French Embassy in New Zealand.