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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