Great news! New Craft Artists in Action are finalists for the Present Prize! The second round of voting is closed to clients of Present Group web hosting BUT you can buy in to the final say if you please for $25. Just throwing it out there! It appears we are the financial underdog, and we could really use the support to design, print, and distribute hard and e-materials for our upcoming knit and crochet instruction book. It features amazing artists and related projects from across the country! http://www.thepresentgroup.com/prize/about#buyin

Great news! New Craft Artists in Action are finalists for the Present Prize! The second round of voting is closed to clients of Present Group web hosting BUT you can buy in to the final say if you please for $25. Just throwing it out there! It appears we are the financial underdog, and we could really use the support to design, print, and distribute hard and e-materials for our upcoming knit and crochet instruction book. It features amazing artists and related projects from across the country! http://www.thepresentgroup.com/prize/about#buyin

Great news! New Craft Artists in Action are finalists for the Present Prize! The second round of voting is closed to clients of Present Group web hosting BUT you can buy in to the final say if you please for $25. Just throwing it out there! It appears we are the financial underdog, and we could really use the support to design, print, and distribute hard and e-materials for our upcoming knit and crochet instruction book. It features amazing artists and related projects from across the country! http://www.thepresentgroup.com/prize/about#buyin

Great news! New Craft Artists in Action are finalists for the Present Prize! The second round of voting is closed to clients of Present Group web hosting BUT you can buy in to the final say if you please for $25. Just throwing it out there! It appears we are the financial underdog, and we could really use the support to design, print, and distribute hard and e-materials for our upcoming knit and crochet instruction book. It features amazing artists and related projects from across the country! http://www.thepresentgroup.com/prize/about#buyin

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NCAA invite you to Cure Empty Net Syndrome!

Brought to participants via traveling workshops, pick up games and internet cataloguing, the NCAA is a craftivist project that addresses public space, diversity, collaboration, feminism, and interdisciplinary learning. The collective assembles hand-made basketball nets for abandoned hoops, usually via knit and crochet, to build proactive inclusive relationships between artists, athletes, and neighbors. Here the form and function of the “street” and the “domestic” collide in hand-made tactical aesthetics that express dissidence and generate new approaches to public space.

Basketball has slowly evolved since 1891, when James Naismith posed a recycled peach basket as the first hoop for his students in Springfield, MA. Woven nets emerged several years later, introducing a new dimension for movement and audio-kinetic satisfaction. Inspired by the many ways nets benefit the game, NCAA Net Works proceeds by a mapping process and a form of DIY slow production that utilize creative problem solving in under-maintained urban spaces. The project draws attention to the expressive potential of these spaces while challenging commercially driven professional athletic institutions.

Basketball has slowly evolved since 1891, when James Naismith posed a recycled peach basket as the first hoop for his students in Springfield, MA. Woven nets emerged several years later, introducing a new dimension for movement and audio-kinetic satisfaction. Inspired by the many ways nets benefit the game, NCAA Net Works proceeds by a mapping process and a form of DIY slow production that utilize creative problem solving in under-maintained urban spaces. The project draws attention to the expressive potential of these spaces while challenging commercially driven professional athletic institutions.

We encourage you to initiate Net Works in your city or participate by uploading images of lacking courts that you see around town. Click the map below to contribute!

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