8 Sloyd means teaching agility
Does the contemporary digitally-controlled world leave any space for tradition and craft? Does the manual work with material make any sense in view of the common use of computers? How does such activity affect our development and is there any space left for workshop design education? The sloyd concept of teaching handiwork shows the immense value that used to be attached to educating an agile person, armed with practical skills. Although the world of the past was not divided into the digital and the analogue, the human has not changed much and still appreciates the same values. The power of practical craft-based operations is also confirmed by the contribution of Kraków Workshops, the association of artists, designers and craftsmen active in the early 20th century. Practical knowledge, leaning on craft, manual operations with material are also the program objective of one of the studios in the Faculty of Industrial Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. This method provides students with new experience and measurable effects, making them easily adaptable to the conditions outside the Academy.
Keywords: workshops, craft and design, manual work, design education, Kraków Workshops