Maker / Culture
Wednesday 17th of September, 2014 at @MakersCAFE London
Examining the fertile borders where the Makers touch the world
The Maker / Culture night will present different views, experiences and stories of places where Maker culture comes into contact with other movements, cultures and pools of capability. The talks will pack a lot into a single night, so expect an evening that will enlightened and entertain.
Our speakers are
6:30PM Leo Dearden: Maker / Fashion
Leo is a designer, 3D printer engineer and software engineer working on new generation printer technologies which have particular application to making clothing, soft furnishings and other body-contact materials. He’ll give a tour of the current state of the art, and discuss the future of Makers and fashion.
7:30PM Vinay Gupta: Maker / Aid
Vinay is the designer of the hexayurt, a refugee shelter design which has escaped into Burning Man and become an integral part of life on the playa. He’ll talk about rapid prototyping, cultures of experiment and failure, and how empowering people through design and prototyping can change the world ™.
8:30 PM Jay Cousins: Maker / Analogue
Jay is the catalyst behind innovative Maker projects like MakerPlatz in Berlin and ICECAIRO in Egypt. He is a designer, but most particularly he is an activist looking to find political empowerment through people being able to make their visions of a better world real as built artefacts. Jay will be talking about Digital and Analogue cultures, conflict and collaboration.
Each talk will last for about half an hour, leaving space for discussion and drinks between sessions.