New speakers announced for Sheffield Maker Assembly

Still from Faceless Migrants by Design unlikely futures
Still from Faceless Migrants by Design unlikely futures

Sheffield Maker Assembly is just 3 weeks away, and we have announced our final speakers. Joining the line-up are:

Jon Flint, a designer at Anglo-Indian design practice, Superflux. He has worked on a variety of projects around drones, air quality and Graphene. He has an interest in the public perception of new technologies, trying to understand perspectives through hands-on workshops or inventive methods.

Clementine Blakemore, an architectural designer whose practice focuses on the relationship between design, production and place. Alongside a position as Designer in Residence at the Design Museum, and teaching at the AA School of Architecture, she is currently working on a range of small-scale projects in the UK.

Liam Healy, from the collaborative art and design group Design unlikely futures, which emerged from Goldsmiths via the Calais ‘Jungle’ while the members worked as volunteer builders in the camp. Their aim is to collaboratively design alternative futures for capturing the social, political and physical fabric of the site, and to document the camp as a space, a community, and a population locked in transit.

The day will be themed around 3 sessions:

Activism: From historical maker movements to the present day, how has craft and making been used as a tool to promote change?

Consequence: What can we do to make an impact in the world beyond ourselves as makers? How can making operate in the worlds of art, business and design?

Home: How can people use making on the largest scale to take control of their communities? How does building together change our relationships to each other?

There are a few tickets remaining. Get yours here.

Maker Assembly Sheffield — Save the Date

We now have a confirmed date for our next event in Sheffield: Wednesday 31st August 2016. Mark it in your diaries now!

We also have a great venue, thanks to our friends at Roco, with a beautiful and friendly events space, outdoor courtyard and café bar (see pics below).

We are planning the event now; if you’re interested in speaking, please get in touch. You can find out some of the ideas we’re interested in by looking at the follow-up from our planning meetup in April, or checking out our London or Belfast events.

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