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  • Chloe Meineck‚Äôs Music Memory Box, Watershed, Bristol, 2013. Photo: Tas Kyprianou


Portfolio ran from 2011-2014 and enabled makers to work in collaboration with other industries

Portfolio worked in partnership to develop opportunities for makers to work in collaboration with professionals in other sectors.

This pushed their practice forward and allowed them to explore often unexpected routes, enabling them to share their skills and ways or working in order to contribute to progression and innovation in other sectors. 

Portfolio projects explored problem-solving and the makers' process and learning.

The story so far

To date Portfolio has engaged makers with technology and architecture professionals and is currently working on a healthcare and medicine project. 

Parallel Practices is the current area of exploration for Portfolio looking at craft and healthcare and medicine. This project is also a key partnership project within our Innovation programme.

Craft + Tech residencies ran from January to March 2013 in partnership with Watershed in Bristol. 

Place Making was a residency project developed in partnership with Design South East (formerly Kent School of Architecture) and Historic Dockyard Chatham that took place in 2013.

Partner with us

Portfolio is only possible through partnership.

To date we have worked with Pervasive Media Studio at Watershed, Autonomatic at Falmouth University, i-DAT within Plymouth University, Design South East and the University of Kent School of Arts and we are currently working with The Cultural Institute at King's.

If you want to know more about being a partner contact makerdev@craftscouncil.org.uk  

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