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Maker Assembly Edinburgh: International Edition

Maker Assembly Edinburgh: International Edition © Dan Sumption

© Dan Sumption

24 January 2017
by Moira Lascelles

Join us on the 3 March as we collaborate with Maker Assembly to celebrate the culmination of our work on the Maker Library Network, with a day exploring international making and maker culture at Custom House in Edinburgh.

With invited makers, thinkers and doers from around the world, including some of our Maker Librarians, from the UK, South Africa, China, Nigeria, Turkey, Mexico and Ukraine, this conference will offer a platform for participants to share their global knowledge, skills and experience of making.  As well as makers from our Hello Shenzhen programme, building links between the UK and China.

Maker Assembly Edinburgh has been commissioned to celebrate the culmination of our Maker Library Network project; a three year programme that connects designers and makers from around the globe to share knowledge, skills and ideas. Our work in making will continue to grow with a new programme that seeks to support and connect even more designers and makers around the world starting with Hello Shenzhen in collaboration with our Creative Economy team.

We have a fantastic lineup of geusts and speakers. We have workshops throughout the day including Networks, with Fi Scott (Make Works) and Mara Balestrini (The Bristol Network), Designer- Maker with Jasleen KaurMicaella PedrosSilo Studio and Helen Steer (Do It Kits) as well as Making it Open, with Hannah Fox (Derby Museum, The Silk Mill), Janet Gunter (Restart Project) and Tiyani Nghonyama (Geekulcha). 

To round of this amazing programme we have a keynote address by Daniel Charny of From Now On in conversation with Alice Rawsthorn

Click here to join us for a day of talks, panel discussions and making demonstrations with international practitioners and experts.

Friday 3 March 2017
09.30 – 17.30
Custom Lane
Custom Wharf
67 Commercial Street