© Keziah Suskin
28 February 2017
by Moira Lascelles
The full line-up of speakers for our Maker Assembly Edinburgh event taking place this Friday 3 March 2017 is now confirmed.
The day will bring people together to have a critical conversation about cultures of making: Their meaning, politics, history and future. There will be a series of panel discussions as well as hands-on maker sessions and a key note in conversation between Curator, Daniel Charny and Design Critic and Author, Alice Rawsthorn chaired by our Director, Sarah Mann . You can see the full timetable of the day below:
9.30am - 5.30pm: Maker Assembly Edinburgh
10.00 - Welcome address by Liz Corbin (Institute of Making)
10.15 – Session one: Networks
Mara Balestrini (The Bristol Approach)
Maker Library Network Legacy
Chaired by Andrew Sleigh (Lighthouse)
11.30 – Coffee break
11.45 – Session two: Designer-Maker
Micaella Pedros (Micaella Pedros)
Chaired by Irini Papadimitriou (V&A)
13.30 – Lunch and chats
Lunchtime Activity: The Incomplete and Crowdsourced History of UK Maker Culture.
Explore and add to the on-going Maker Assembly timeline of UK maker culture.
14.45 - Session three: Making in the open
Hannah Fox (Derby Museum, The Silk Mill)
Janet Gunter (Restart Project)
Chaired by Phoenix Perry (Code Liberation)
16.15 - Coffee break
16:30 - Keynote address: In conversation with Daniel Charny (From Now On) and Alice Rawsthorn (Author and Design Critic). Chaired by Sarah Mann (British Council).
17.15 - Closing remarks by Clive Gillman (Creative Scotland)
The event has been developed by the British Council together with Maker Assembly as part of a wider series of activities taking place in Edinburgh to celebrate the culmination of the Maker Library Network and the launch of Hello Shenzhen, both projects that have a strong link to making and maker culture.
Maker Assembly Edinburgh is now sold out but you can watch the event live via periscope by following @MakerAssemblyUK on twitter and clicking the relevant link on the day. Join the conversation by tweeting #MakerAssemblyEdinburgh.
Find out more about the Maker Library Network here.
British Council Project
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