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Session 2: Making

Thursday 20 November

Main space

Panel discussion 2 — 4.40-6.10

Session Host

  • Professor Mike Press – Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee. Design, innovation, contemporary craft and the management of creativity.


Session Questions:

  • How are makers working with other sectors and driving cross-disciplinary innovation? What are current examples and future projections of this?
  • How is the craft sector collaborating, and what are examples of this across sectors?
  • What is the value of cross-sector collaboration and how is it driving innovation both in the craft sector and in other sectors?
  • What are the conditions for successful collaboration and how can we formalise these conditions and characteristics into dynamic working approaches?

Space 2


Material applications 4.40-5.10

  • Lizete Druker – Colour and Materials Designer at Jaguar Land Rover
  • Julia Bennett – Research and Policy Manager, Crafts Council

 Making for Medicine 5.10-5.40

  • Bronac Ferran – Creative Exchange knowledge exchange hub at the Royal College of Art, former Director of Interdisciplinary Arts at Arts Council England
  • Matt Durran – Glass Maker specialising in large-scale installations and sculptural pieces.
  • Dr. Karen Ingham – Maker whose primary art forms are lens-based arts, digital media and design, and surface pattern design and textiles. She is also a Professor of Art, Science and Technology interactions at University of Wales Trinity St. David-Swansea.
  • Rhian Solomon - An artist, researcher and producer whose practice is concerned with drawing parallels between skin and cloth, the body and dress. She is the Director of the sKINship research programme that promotes collaborations between reconstructive plastic surgeons and pattern cutters for fashion. And is undertaking a PhD at London College of Fashion to explore models of collaboration across medical and design based disciplines
  • Gina Czarnecki – Maker working in a diverse and often unconventional range of media, including installations, sculpture, video, and site specific works, focussing on philosophical questions around the visceral, psychological and biological body

Parallel Practices 5.40-6.10

  • Anatomy of Value- Richard Wingate and Celia Pym
  • Muscles, getting a stitch!- Matthew Howard and Karina Thompson
  • Squeeze, Fold, Bend and Expand- Thrish Nanayakkara, Naomi McIntosh and Les Bicknell
  • The Anatomy of Transformations- Richard Wingate and Tamsin van Essen