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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Making Futures

I just took part in the Making Futures conference in Plymouth organised by Plymouth College of Art and Design. The full title was Making Futures: craft and the (re)turn of the maker in a post-global sustainably aware society. What a treat it was to be around so many clever people who are thinking of solutions to our problems all the time and experimenting with materials and ideas to change our thinking about waste and beyond. The speakers were excellent and thankfully most presenters didn't speak in such strong academic language as their writing so I could understand alot more than I thought. It's not every day you meet a Professor of Materials and Society; listen to Mark Miodownik being interviewed here on his work and mixing up scientists with artists. With 80 delegate presenters there was alot going on here, if you're interested in participating they are every 2 years - this was the 4th - so you can keep your eye on Making Futures 2017 and the birth of it's sister conference next year Making Learning about education. The texts from the conference will be available on the Making Futures site early next year - do take a look at the previous one here.
Big Thanks to Devon Guild of Craftsmen for my bursary to take part!

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