Graphic street intervention from The Accessible Icon Project. http://accessibleicon.org. Photo by Brian Funck
Graphic street intervention from The Accessible Icon Project. http://accessibleicon.org. Photo by Brian Funck

LOOKING SIDEWAYS



RESONANCE 104.4FM


A RADIO SHOW ABOUT MAKING: HOW WE MAKE THINGS, AND HOW THOSE THINGS MAKE US


The second series of Looking Sideways on Resonance 104.4FM explores the world of making: from craftwork to manufacturing, what we can learn from the past, and how we’re making the future.

The 4×4cm square can be understood as the basic block of the OS (OpenStructures) system. Courtesy of openstructures.net
The 4×4cm square can be understood as the basic block of the OS (OpenStructures) system. Courtesy of openstructures.net

In a series of interviews with makers, designers, engineers, sociologists, and educators, Lighthouse Creative Producer Andrew Sleigh investigates how and why we make things today. What’s the value of making by hand when we can buy everything we need courtesy of a global manufacturing system that we can access with a swipe across glass? Are craft practices inherently nostalgic or can they point us towards valid ways of making in the future? How are new ways of making – open-source design; making on or in the body; digital fabrication – changing the relationships between makers and consumers; between makers, and the things we make.

This series of Looking Sideways has now finished, but you can listen again, and read show notes about previous episodes, on the Looking Sideways website.


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