Members of GRAS at the Community Workshop at London Design Festival with Thingking. Image courtesy of GRAS.
Members of GRAS at the Community Workshop at London Design Festival with Thingking. Image courtesy of GRAS.

MAKER ASSEMBLY EDINBURGH


3 MARCH 2017
GRAS, EDINBURGH


A CRITICAL GATHERING ABOUT MAKER CULTURES


Maker Assembly brings people together to have a critical conversation about the cultures of making – its meaning, politics, history and future. By combining short talks with contributions from the attendees, the events are informal and conversational, and everyone is encouraged to participate.

Maker Assembly Sheffield 31 August 2016. Photos by Dan Sumption / danshotme.com
Maker Assembly Sheffield 31 August 2016. Photos by Dan Sumption / danshotme.com

Following on from previous Maker Assemblies in London, Belfast, Sheffield and Manchester, the latest event, co-produced by Lighthouse, will take place this March in Edinburgh, this special edition of Maker Assembly has been developed in collaboration with the British Council.

More than ever before, we will be expanding Maker Assembly’s reach to an international audience. We have invited makers, thinkers and doers from around the world, including representatives from the UK, South Africa, China, Nigeria, Turkey, Mexico and Ukraine, to participate in the day’s discussions and to share their knowledge, skills and experiences. In addition to the day’s sessions and activities, we will have the opportunity to hear more about the British Council’s Maker Library Network and Hello Shenzhen programmes.

The Edinburgh event will explore three themes, with talks from the following participants:

1. Networks
Fi Scott (Make Works)
Mara Balestrini (Smart Citizen)
Maker Library Network Legacy presentation
Chaired by Andrew Sleigh (Lighthouse)

2. Designer-Maker
Jasleen Kaur
Michelle Pedros
Silo Studio
Chaired by Irini Papadimitriou (V&A)

3. Making in the open
Hannah Fox (Derby Museum, The Silk Mill)
Janet Gunter (Restart Project)
Tiyani Nghonyama (MLN) (Geekulcha)
Chair: Phoenix Perry (Code Liberation)

Other activities include a welcome address by Liz Corbin (Institute of Making), a lunchtime activity around The Incomplete and Crowdsourced History of UK Maker Culture, a closing address and drinks reception at the end.

Venue: GRAS, The Custom House, 65-67 Commercial Street, Leith,
Edinburgh EH6 6LH

Tickets: As we have limited capacity, we ask for a £10 booking deposit that will be refunded on the day. Your ticket also includes a communal lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Maker Assembly is produced by a network of individuals (Andrew Sleigh, Irini Papadimitriou, Liz Corbin, Marc Barto and Tom Lynch) and organisations (Lighthouse, V&A, Elephant and Castle Mini Maker Faire, and others).

Follow Maker Assembly on twitter @MakerAssemblyUK and join the conversation by using #MakerAssembly.

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