Workshop Sessions

1. A Western Jugaad? Makers and Frugal Innovation

‘Jugaad’ is a Hindi word referring to an improvised solution born from ingenuity and resourcefulness. It is not dissimilar from the Western notions of ‘DIY’ or to ‘hack’, although the latter has strong technological associations whereas Jugaad can emerge in and through any media or material. In this workshop we want to explore frugal innovation through the field of contemporary craft, design-to-make and associated ‘maker-movement’ enthusiasts - including those associated with Fab Lab style set-ups - and hackers.


Billing, Jamie | Cordingley, Tracy | Truman, Kerry

'Closed Loop' 3D Printing from waste packaging: How to Case Study

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Diez, Tomas

The Fab City; How can we produce deep cultural transformations by redistributing production?

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Langford, Joss | Rose, Phillippa

A practical approach to exploring different making and learning approaches: Science Technology Innovation (STI) and Doing Using Interaction (DUI).

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Lewis, Catherine

Slow Writing/Sustainable Printing An artist/maker’s quest to develop frugal, sustainable and self-produced printing materials.

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Rognoli, Valentina | Ayala Garcia, Camilo

The material experiences as DIY-Materials: self production of wool filled starch based composite (NeWool)

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Watson, Chris | Dunn, Michael

Cooking up a Remix: Investigating the use of Max MSP graphical programming environment to develop a new software design

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2. Place-Making-Space: a workshop of tools and methods for ‘crafting communities’ and ‘making places’ in the post-global / post-localism era

Place-Making-Space workshop will bring together academics, practitioners and community members to share ideas and experiences that the role making has in shaping communities and to imagine the Place-Maker-Space as a physical, digital or 'other' workshop space, set of tools or methods for activating change in communities, the built environment and the places we live in the future.


Astfalck, Jivan | Bradshaw-Heap, Laura | Darbourne, Rachel

JUNK: rubbish to gold: the facts, theory and ideas behind the project.

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Clough, Vicki

Polymers in Action: Socially Engaged Art and the Environment

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Franz, Fabio

COMUNfARE – activating design research for making (economies) in common

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Gant, Nick

Place-Maker-Space; a workshop of tools and methods for ‘crafting communities’ and ‘making places’ in the post-localism era.

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Harvey, Bridget

The Department of Repair: Repairing as Place Making

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Hill, Katie | Harrison, Lizzie

Making Research to Explore Emerging Practices

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Loveday-Edwards, Mary

Crafting Communities of CARE

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Strudwick, David

Making Space – An inquiry into making space and how it impacts on the maker and learner.

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Zagami, Benjamin

Place-based storytelling: from abstracting morphological forms to perceiving and narrating everyday life

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3. Digital Crafting: defining the field

Contemporary craft advocates understand craft to be an intelligent and directly engaged way to manipulate materials and processes, instead of the restricted range of manual techniques sanctified by tradition that dominated craft theory up to the turn of the millennium. A champion of this new approach is Richard Sennett, whose 2008 book 'The Craftsman' includes discussions of surgery, cooking, playing a musical instrument and computer programming, alongside the more conventionally accepted activities of carpentry and glassblowing. This more inclusive perspective removes the ideological barrier to acknowledging the validity of integrated manual practices and digital technologies that have become commonplace across the creative industries today.


Bamford, Roderick

The Internet of Craft things ? : making, resilience, and proximity.

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Forster, Samantha

Making Tourist Experiences Through Personalisable 3D Printed Souvenirs

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Oakley, Peter

Digital Crafting: Defining the Field in 2015

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Ooi, Jemma

Digital Crafting at CUSTHOM

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Robins, Freddie

The Perfectly Imperfect

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Smith, Amanda

Seamless Knitting Is It/Can It Be Used As A Digital Crafting Tool?

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Wilkins, India

Print in the CAM Age - Digital Manufacture of Relief Blocks for Printing

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