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Ongoing (non-traditional) Workshop: Maker Space Using the Past to Envision the Future 
Britta Fluevog (Transart Institute Liverpool John Moores University)
Kera Lovell (University of Utah Asia Campus)
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Anna Svensson (Institution of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University)
Verena Winiwarter (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
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Room 22
Monday 19 August, -
Time zone: Europe/Helsinki
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Short Abstract:

This maker space encourages WCEH delegates to talk, visit, explore and create. It offers the chance to process ideas haptically via the act of artistic creation. Together, we will be crafting panels for a large quilt on the theme “Using the Past to Envision the Future”.

Long Abstract:

In this maker space, conference attendees are invited to spend time exploring thought through making. This informal space will have materials, examples and information on hand to allow for self-exploration, creativity and communing in novel forms. It seeks to be a place of process and slow time, both for the craft project itself as well as for any ideas percolating during and after conference sessions and events. A crafting attendant will be there to assist and answer any questions.

Attendees are invited to create half A4 (or A4 if preferred) quilting panels with their own interpretation of the theme “Using the Past to Envision the Future”. These panels can be created prior to or during the conference out of any materials that can withstand rolling, folding and steaming. Materials should be sustainably sourced.

The maker space is a low barrier space with processes and materials for all skillsets. Relevant and necessary supplies, including textile markers, needles, thread, yarn, fabric, and knitting/ crocheting material will be available, both traditional and non-traditional materials for textile creation. Attendees may bring materials they want to contribute or use.

Requirements: Uolu hosts assured us that if this panel is accepted, a dedicated room to create a makerspace will be available, ideally we would be able to offer coffee or tea in the space or to have it close to the coffee break area. Additionally we require: Access to an I-pad, tables, chairs, boxes with locks to store crafting material overnight.

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Session 1 Monday 19 August, 2024, -