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Compact Seminar: "Craft and Culture: Practicing Virtue in an Automated World" with Dr. Bethany Hebbard
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About The Event
Humans long to be makers, even in a culture where time is scarce, and most of our daily needs have been outsourced or automated. No surprise, then, that luxury goods announce their pedigree as “craft beer,” or “hand-crafted fashion,” while middle-class consumers sustain a lively market for mass-produced “craft” supplies and kits. But are there deeper ways of understanding what “craft” means, and why we continue to seek it? How might we rediscover “craft” as the significant exercise of power, skill, creativity, and virtue? In turn, how might the practice of this deeper craft help regenerate healthy cultures? Join Dr. Bethany Hebbard as she explores these questions and more through storytelling, discussion, and friendly debate.
Bethany Hebbard (nee Bear) received her PhD in English from Baylor University in 2012. In 2015, she left an academic teaching post and returned to Texas to join her husband, Steven, at Community First! Village, a master-planned community for the formerly homeless in east Austin. There she and Steven serve as the Village’s innkeepers, while Bethany directs the Community Corps, a missional volunteer training program integrating service, spiritual formation, and life in community.