July 16, 2023

Led by Joel Angiolillo; Lay Minister Roger Horine

For almost all of our history, since humans wove their first basket, we made much of what we used, and the things we didn’t make were made by someone we knew. Today we make very little and mend less. And moreover, we don’t even understand how the things in our lives were made or how to fix them if they break. Does it matter? Is there a spiritual cost to this dissociation? We will read and discuss a few passages from Nina MacLaughlin’s Hammer Head, The Making of a Carpenter, Sandra Goldmark’s Fixation, and Matthew Crawford’s Shop Class as Soulcraft. Joel will also share his experience as a member of the Fixit First team at the Weston Art and Innovation Center.