The abstractions of people, places, minds and bodies in rational, cognitive models of knowledge and learning go against the very notion of being alive. The world is not, after all, made up of pieces that slot into place to form a comprehensible whole. It is far more fl uid, unpredictable and interchangeable. This chapter is fi rmly rooted in the theoretical concepts of practice, wherein knowing is inherently entangled with doing and understood as an ongoing, emergent, social process (Nicolini et al. 2003, see Chapter 3 Practice). Using craft as a specifi c example, this chapter explores the material aspects of practice by focusing on what professional craftspeople or ‘makers’ do. Through the process of making we discuss the embodied nature of practice and present a case for a bodily understanding of knowing, sensed through one’s immersion in the world.
|Title of host publication||Knowledge and Practice in Business and Organisations|
|Editors||Kevin Orr, Sandra Nutley, Shona Russell, Rod Bain, Bonnie Hacking, Clare Moran|
|Place of Publication||United States|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Mar 2016|