Make:Shift:Do – craft in the digital age

The Craft’s Council’s two-day Make:Shift:Do event next month offers the opportunity for people to experience “craft in the digital age” and try their hand at techniques such as 3D printing, smart textile creation and CNC milling.

Workshop at Dundee University

Source: Annalisa Simonella

Workshop at Dundee University

The initiative – on 21-22 November – is organised in partnership with the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal Society of Arts and the Institute of Making and will see “make spaces’ across the UK open their doors to the public.

Among the events are a digital design drop-in and a smart textiles pop-up at the V&A, Re-make workshops at the RSA looking at making new items from old electronics, and open-access days at MAKLab Glasgow and the Fab Labs in Manchester and Plymouth.

Institute of Making workshop
Institute of Making workshop

The Crafts Council is also hosting its inaugural Make:Shift conference, at Ravensbourne in London, with speakers including furniture designer Gareth Neal and artist and designer Dr Julia Lohmann.

Keynote presentations will come from Martina Margetts, senior tutor in critical & historical studies at the Royal College of Art and a former editor of Crafts magazine, and architect, machinist and maker Ammar Mirjan.

The RSA's Great Recovery project

Source: RSA

The RSA’s Great Recovery project

Make:Shift:Do takes place at various venues across the UK on 21-22 November. The full list of venues will go live at on 30 October. The Make:Shift conference will take place at Ravensbourne, London, on 21-22 November.

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