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