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@Thijs That’s a great way of defining craftsmanship. The list was meant to be more of a starting point than anything definitive. I’m sure I’ll think of things to add and remove as well.
As for the political connotations, I’d say we should do our utmost to keep our crafts agnostic of any such influences, and remain true to our work which in turn is true to its purpose. Think again of the Bauhaus and their ill fated struggle against rising national socialism in the 1930s. The ideologies are thankfully worlds apart and there need be no blurring of boundaries there.
@Suleiman thanks for sharing! I’d be interested to hear how you apply that lesson learned from your father to your day to day work. Tweet at me or something :)