These days, you’re just not a star designer if you haven’t collaborated with craftspeople in a developing country. (To say that we're jaded is probably an understatement.) Stephen Burks is no exception to the trend. But unlike many others who attempt to leverage craft skills into a viable economic model, he's simply interested in fostering a sense of community. The results of his partnership with Senegalese basket makers comprise Man Made, the New York-based designer’s first solo show, at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
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