The University of Dead Arts is a Blog dedicated to the skills we’ve lost as much as the skills that replace what we have lost.
In all seriousness, I am passionate about hand skills. Hand skills over time are lost to society due to advances in technology, demand for a product and as will always be new generations where Masters retire.
The goal of the University is too connect people. Those of us who simply have a general interest in hand made products and those of us who seek to embrace hand skills and wish to develop our own passions.
Please do not get me wrong, I LOVE my technology and would not be with out my industrial vacuum and dishwasher, let alone my iPhone.
On the contrary, it is because I am so reliant on these items that give me more time and universal accessibility that I wish to seek out things that are unique, singular and esoteric.
I believe trades are vital. I myself hold two trades, Dairyman and Jeweller/ Silversmith and various other certifications primarily because I a practical learner.
Because I am an avid documentary watcher I will from time to time simply post a documentary that I have reviewed. Simply because it is interesting.