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Aluminium Sandcasting: Waste Moulds from Waste
Tue 21 March 2017, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT
This workshop invites participants to make sense of the factors arising from their immediate location that will give rise to a small creative act using hybrid pre-industrial and industrial processes, i.e. sandcasting, using a portable foundry for smelting scrap aluminium.
We will spend a morning at the seaside near Edinburgh (specific location and time dependent on tide times) using the sand on the beach to cast forms inspired by the resources to hand, in that location. Reflecting on these as a mini-practice-led research project we will attempt to reveal the new insights, however minor the impact, and create a research narrative.
It is in some ways a design researcher’s survival exercise – instead of food to sustain us we gather new knowledge.
Note: the ticket price includes lunch and materials. If you have any dietary requirements please email email@example.com
Location: Starting at Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF
Workshop led by Ian Lambert, Napier University. For further information contact: Ian Lambert firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop is part the third biennial Research through Design (RTD) conference to be held in Edinburgh, UK, between the 22nd and 24th of March 2017 focussing on New Disciplines of Making – Shared Knowledge in Doing. For more information and tickets for the conference itself visit http://researchthroughdesign.org/2017/