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Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2015) The Intelligent Hand, (21 minute documentary film). . Available from

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Grounded in fieldwork conducted with fine woodwork trainees at the Building Crafts College in East London (2012-13), the film explores individual motivations for taking up carpentry; the pleasures and challenges discovered in learning and problem-solving with mind, hands, tools, and timber in unison; and trainees' aspirations for future life and work.

Item Type: Films
Additional Information: Produced and Directed by Trevor H.J. Marchand. Edited by Pete Durgerian. Camerawork by Michel Bewley, Pete Durgerian, and Trevor Marchand. The film was made with sponsorship from the British Academy, SOAS, and The Carpenters' Company, London, and with the kind cooperation of the Building Crafts College.
Keywords: carpentry, woodwork, craft, hand skill, vocational training, brain-hand-tool connection, problem solving
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
Copyright Statement: Copyright Trevor H.J. Marchand, 2015.
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2015 13:04

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