DJCAD invite you to join them for Make:Shift:Do Dundee, a day of hands-on making and discussion that will explore how makers and researchers are harnessing exciting new technologies, delving into interdisciplinary territories to expand the role of craft and design in the 21st Century.
Date: Friday 21st November 2014, 9.00am-4.30pm
Location: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), Matthew & Crawford Buildings, 13 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HN
Make:Shift:Do Dundee Salon (including lunch): 10.00am-1pm
A choice of four workshops:
Smart Materials – Jewellery focus – 2.30-4pm
Smart Materials – Textiles Focus – 2.30-4pm
Introduction to Arduino – 2.30-4.30pm
Introduction to Laser Cutting and 3D printing – 2.30-4.30pm
Exhibition Reception, from 4.30pm
Make:Shift:Do Dundee is hosted by DJCAD, and is part of a UK-wide festival led by the Crafts Council. It includes a Salon event, a series of workshops and a new exhibition, featuring projects by a range of designers and makers from Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. These projects are complemented by exploratory interdisciplinary work from our up-and-coming undergraduate students.
During the Salon leading practitioners and researchers will discuss why and how they are transforming the practices of design and craft. It will focus on how they work to transcend traditional boundaries, collaborating with people in new and inventive ways.
The workshops offer the chance to get ‘hands-on’ with making, and explore the opportunities new technologies, such as smart materials and 3D printing, offer for creative practice.
Finish the day at the Exhibition Reception between 4.30-6.30pm, to celebrate the achievements of students and explore the confident, thought-provoking work of makers and researchers from across Scotland.
This is a free public event with limited capacity and booking in advance is essential. Please visit the website for more information and to book your place.