Future Makespaces Local Connections event, July 20th & 21st, Manchester

A symposium to explore the impact of local connections on future makespaces and redistributed manufacturing.

biospheric foundation

JOIN US AT THE BIOSPHERIC PROJECT

Hosted in Salford’s exciting Biospheric Project alongside an urban farm, this event will bring together speakers and participants from a range of diverse backgrounds, including makerspaces, manufacturers, product designers, investors, developers, suppliers, artists and academics.

Each day has a line up of 5 speakers with experience and expertise in futures, makespaces, manufacturing, civic networks and development.

Lunch and refreshments are provided, alongside ample time to network and work with fellow participants as we consider together the potential opportunities and challenges of local connections and their impact on future makespaces and redistributed manufacturing.

SCHEDULE

You are invited to our next event :

A symposium to explore the impact of local connections on future makespaces and redistributed manufacturing.

  • When : 20th &/or 21st July
  • Where : Biospheric project, Salford (Manchester)
  • Who : Manufacturers, researchers, makespaces, retailers, suppliers, community groups, local government & the curious.

Each day has a line up of 6 speakers with experience and expertise in futures, makespaces, manufacturing, civic networks and circular economy issues.

Lunch and refreshments are provided, alongside ample time to network, participate in activities and contribute to the discussion.

View the schedule and more information here 

Day One –Monday 20th of July

Makespaces as a Manufacturing strategy

Georgina Voss, Strange Telemetry

Adrian McEwen, DOES Liverpool

Places where Distributed Manufacturing is happening

Naveed Parvez, Andiamo

Stacy Driver, Stickleback Manufacture & Ragworm

Approaches to Making as way of Place Making

Hwa Young, UK Makerbelt

Andrew Goodman, Pontio

Day Two –Tuesday 21st of July

Building making communities

Elizabeth Corbin, Open Workshop London

Annemarie Naylor, Common Futures

Making and unmaking

Ugo Vallauri, Restart Project

Clare Cunningham, Faberdashery

Future Transitions

Vincent Walsh, Biospheric Foundation

Mike Berners-Lee, Expert in carbon footprinting



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Naveed R. Parvez CEO Andiamo
Developing healthcare solutions for children with disabilities using 3D scanning and printing to redistribute the manufacture of orthotics closer to the user.
@othermixed Andiamo.io

Adrian McEwen DOES Liverpool
A technologist who understands that it’s really all about the people, not the technology. Author of Designing the Internet of Things and co-founder of DOES Liverpool Adrian is involved in Liverpool LEPs Making It – the advanced manufacturing strategy for the Liverpool city region and many, many other things.

Georgina Voss, Strange Telemetry
Georgina Voss is an ethnographer, researcher, and writer. Her work examines how institutions, systems, and politics shape the development and use of technologies. She’s co-founder of research company Strange Telemetry and associated with SPRU at the University of Sussex.
@gsvoss Strange Telemetry

Andrew Goodman, Pontio
Andrew Goodman Director, Design Innovation at Pontio in Bangor. Pontio is an innovation hub that includes mixture of facilities and skills designed to encourage companies to develop new ideas and bring them to market.
Pontio

Janet Gunter, Restart Community / Communications Lead and Co-founder of Restart. The Restart Project is a London-based social enterprise that encourages and empowers people to use their electronics longer, by sharing repair and maintenance skills.
@JanetGunter

Clare Cunningham, Faberdashery co-founder and Creative Director at Faberdashery; a company specialising in producing beautiful, British-made, 3D printing materials. Faberdashery are industry leaders in the production of PLA (bio-plastic) 3D printing filament. Clare is fuelled by Earl Grey tea, a love of making and the conviction that 3D printing is a world changing technology.
@iamclarec Faberdashery

BOOK EITHER DAY, OR BOTH

When : 20th &/or 21st July

Where : Biospheric project, Salford (Manchester)

Who : Manufacturers, researchers, makespaces, retailers, suppliers, community groups, local government & the curious.

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