As the growth of makerspaces, fab-labs, and community workshops continues we ask what opportunities could they hold for Loughborough and how could they support the town’s economic sustainability?
Recognised as sites of civic and social innovation, creativity and learning, makerspaces are increasingly seen as an exciting opportunity to support design, entrepreneurship, fabrication, manufacturing and technological innovation.
Key people writing about and working in this field will share their thoughts and ideas. The speakers will be:
Andrew Sleigh: Researcher, writer and producer and one of the researchers on NESTA’s recent UK makerspaces mapping project
Caroline Chapain: Lecturer at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Local Economy at Birmingham University.
Hannah Fox: Development Manager, Derby Silk Mill.
STEALTH.unlimited: A practice exploring the responsibilities and capacities of architecture in contemporary societies.
This talk is FREE to attend.
Market Town: a programme of new commissions and critical debate that sets out to re-imagine the future of Loughborough’s high streets. www.arts.lboro.ac.uk/radar
When & Where
LU Arts is Loughborough University's arts programme and offers staff, students and the wider community a range of arts activities to see, get involved in and enjoy.
Over the academic year LU Arts presents, in a variety of venues across campus, a series of live music and literature events by internationally recognised performers, companies and writers, National Theatre Live screenings and Radar, a programme of contemporary art commissions, talks and films themed around the research activity of the University.