Make:Shift:Do works with makerspaces to offer communities, families, children, and young people hands-on experiences of emerging craft technologies, new materials and digital making.
We’re interested in exploring how innovative craft practices can generate opportunities for communities, artists and organisations to co-create work. When projects are led by the passions, interests, and concerns of the communities involved, exciting applications for new craft technologies emerge.
In 2018/19 we worked with three makerspace partners to deliver co-creation projects and then share their process.
Case studies of projects at The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Little Sandbox, Liverpool, and Fablab Barnstaple are available to read via these downloads:
Case Study: Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library
Harris Museum co-created activities with Caritas Care’s Futures Xpress (FX) project, a day service offering personalised, individual care and support for individuals with a profound learning or physical disability.
Case Study: Little Sandbox
Community makerspace Little Sandbox co-created an activity group with adult members of the community.
Case Study: Barnstaple Fablab
Library-based FabLab Barnstaple began working more collaboratively with young people with the aim of embedding a youth-led approach.