ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The Furniture Society’s plans are still underway for FS20: Building Place, Shaping Identity, Creating Community taking place June 17-20, 2020 on the UNC Asheville campus in North Carolina.
"We understand that people are concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)," says the Society in a release. "At this time, The Furniture Society is intending to hold its annual conference. We are working closely with UNC Asheville staff who are closely working with the local, state, and system officials. We are three months out from the scheduled event, and continue to move forward in the planning of an exciting, inspiring program including exhibitions and events. As any new or different information becomes available that could impact decisions on the conference, we will share that information."
The June event will explore how furniture can be used to foster communities, locally and globally, as well as to strengthen the community of furniture making by recognizing a diverse selection of perspectives, cultural backgrounds, and ideas.
"Fundamentally, furniture exists to ready a space for occupancy or use. Its mere presence can signal the purpose of a space or invite a particular action. Its material, form, and surface design reveals a lot about how it is meant to be used, who made it, as well as provide a connection with the past, a culture, or idea."
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