Traditionella hantverkskunskaper. En kartläggning och bedömning av det nationella kunskapsläget
Traditional craft skills. An identification and assessment of the national state of craftknowledge
In this thesis I am trying to analyse the state of traditional building craft skills in Sweden today. The need of traditional skills and knowledge have been on the agenda the last years. Sweden ratified the UNESCO Convention for the safeguarding of the Intangeble Cultural heritage in 2003, the challenges of building a sustinible future and the manitanance of our whole built cultural heritage are central reasons. During 2010 and 2011 I was through my work involved in two substantial inventories with the aim of mapping the national situation of craft skills. One inventorie was conducted as a number of seminars arranged all over the country inviting craftsmen and people who work with restaurations to discuss the need for knowledge and what is already provided for. The other inventorie was a survey that was e-mailed to 1 440 persons working in crafts and restaurations ask of their need of traning and their oppinion of other persons need of traning and knowledge. Together with a review of the existing craft schools and educational programs in building craft skills I have been able to identify a number of skills that are in decline or in some cases already forgotten. But I can also distinguish areas where the knowledge exists and the interest increases.
Uppsats för avläggande av filosofie kandidatexamen i Kulturvård, Bebyggelseantikvariskt program, 15 hp, 2011