Time: September 17, 2013 from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Location: Albuquerque Academy, Simms Auditorium
Street: 6400 Wyoming Blvd.
Website or Map: http://www.aa.edu/communityac…
Event Type: lecture/book, signing
Organized By: Albuquerque Academy
Latest Activity: Sep 10
Matthew Crawford, best-selling author of "Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work," will explore the connections between handwork and the good life at Albuquerque Academy, Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Crawford's book is about the once familiar and now uncommon experience of making and fixing things with one’s hands. He makes a case for reclaiming some measure of self-reliance and encourages people to reconnect with their material world and value the manual trades.
Crawford is a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. He also continues to run a motorcycle repair business in Richmond, Va.
The lecture is free, but guests are asked to register in advance in order to ensure sufficient seating. Crawford will be available to sign copies of his book following the lecture. Some copies of the book will be for sale at the lecture, but participants also may bring personal copies for signing.