Maker Library at Machine Room, Limewharf
7 June 2015
by Ella Reynolds
elegant embellishments are launching Berlin's first Maker Library as part of the international Maker Library Network. Maker Librarians and Architects Allison Dring and Daniel Schwaag show a proactive interest in sustainability and digital fabrication in urban contexts. They will be running a month of events, discussions and workshops looking at making from diverse perspectives, from their studio throughout June 2015 as part of MakeCity Festival. Full programme listed below, please follow the links to book your free place.
All timings are in German Time (GMT+2)
Venue: Elegant Embellishments, Axel-Springer-Str. 39, 10969 Berlin
Thursday 11 June: A CULTURE OF MAKING
11:00 - 13:00 | Talk by Jannis Hülsen and Stefan Schwabe
Based on their experience of working with biological processes and living systems, Stefan and Jannis picture their view on material development, production processes and cultural implications of biotechnology. Sign up on Eventbrite
Friday 12 June: KHIPU - CRAFTING BIG DATA
15:00 — 18:00 | Installation and Workshop by Cecilia Palmer
In this mixed-media workshop connecting handicraft, coding, ethnographic research and data visualisation we will explore the Incas ancient method of recording information – the Khipu, a system of ropes and knots. Find out more about Cecilia's work and sign up on Eventbrite.
Saturday 13 June: HI-RESOLUTION ARCHITECTURE
11:00 — 13:00 | Talk by Gilles Retsin / Bartlett RC4
Gilles Retsin will describe some of the work from Research Cluster 4 at UCL - the Bartlett School of Architecture, which develops computational design methodologies focusing on large-scale 3D printing and robotic fabrication. Sign up on Eventbrite.
Thursday 18 June: INTEGRATIVE COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN IN ARCHITECTURE
11:00 — 13:00 | Talk by Oliver David Krieg
Oliver's talk will present current developments in digital design and fabrication necessitating a rethinking of architecture not as an artistic result but as an emergent process. Sign up on Eventbrite.
Friday 19 June: MAKING SENSE
16:00 — 18:00 | Talk by Daniel Charny and Gunnar Groves-Raines
Gunnar’s talk will focus on the experiences, successes and challenges of an architectural practice with making at its heart. Drawing on his 25 years of experience in design, Daniel Charny will reflect on contemporary attitudes to making. Sign up on Eventbrite.
Saturday 20 June: MAKE OR BREAK
11:00 — 13:00 | Workshop by Daniel Charny
Find out more about Daniel's activities on his website and sign up on Eventbrite.
Thursday 25 June: REALITIES - UNITED PROJECTS
12:00 — 13:00 | Talk by Tim Edler
Tim will talk about the award winning Flussbad project, a concept to convert part of Berlin’s Spree River into a natural swimming pool. Sign up on Eventbrite.
Friday 26 June: MAKING IN IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES (AR & VR)
16:00 — 18:00 | Talk and Workshop by Miho Tanaka
Miho's first part will be a talk on on the various immersive technologies and devices that are currently available or in development, and how they might change the way we design and prototype things. The second half will be a live demo of some of the products. Sign up on Eventbrite.
Saturday 27 June
RETHINKING THE CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS AND THE NON-LINEARITY IN BIOLOGY
11:00 — 13:00 | Talk by Dr. Filipe Natalio
In the Natalio Group, we are designing new materials that can mimic complex structures that can be found in nature by bringing together a wide range expertise from material sciences to biology and chemistry. Sign up on Eventbrite.
FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION - TRENDS AND PROJECTIONS
16:00 — 18:00 | Talk by Michel David
Michel's talk will cover upcoming trends in transportation technology, main systems in use today and their projected future. It includes, among the rest; Flying cars, Suborbital flights, gravity trains Helical escalators and much more. Sign up on Eventbrite.
British Council Project