The Institute for Strategic Sloyd (ISS) is an investigation centre for deep operations into craft-based practical knowledge production.
Strategic Sloyd is the operational art of orchestrating and implementing meshworked engagements and practices at the intermediate levels between household tactics and strategic craft development. The institute aims at a further development and application of the design doctrine of user empowerment, skill dissemination and micro-economical management though community exchange of hands-on craftwork (often called educational sloyd). Strategic Sloyd mobilizes resources and actualizes assets by craft.
The Institute for Strategic Sloyd is an international collaboration of sloyd practitioners and researchers, and also publishes the peer-created sloyd research journal Keepin Up, co-edited by Joshua Short and Otto von Busch.
An ongoing operation is the OpenSloyd protocol.
The office of ISS is located at the School of Design and Craft, Gothenburg, Sweden. Secretary of the ISS is Wronsov a.k.a Otto von Busch (contact wronsov >at< gmail.com)
The foundation of sloyd education in the 1860-70s was a response to the societal changes brought on by industrialization. Strategic sloyd expands on this endeavor to the situation of contemporary societal change brought on by post-industrialism. The aim is to promote new household tactics, vigorous and intelligent community activities, and shared skill-building.