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We’re Hiring!

21-9-16

We’re Hiring!

Fancy joining our research team at the Institute of Making? More

Competition results of the Cutlery Design Challenge

13-9-16

Competition results of the Cutlery Design Challenge

We teamed up with the Worshipful Company of Cutlers, to celebrate their 600th anniversary, and run a competition to design and make a new implement, tool or device for eating. An exhibition will showcase some of the extraordinary, thought-provoking and beautiful things that were submitted. More

Studio Visit to J & FJ Baker Tannery

12-8-16

Studio Visit to J & FJ Baker Tannery

The second visit of my trip away, was to Britain’s last remaining oak bark tannery, J & FJ Baker & Co in Colyton. More

Studio Visit to John Hagger

10-8-16

Studio Visit to John Hagger

This week I took a trip out of London to the picturesque countryside of Devon. My first stop was to see the very talented John Hagger of Tanner Bates, based in Dartington, Totnes. More

Podcast Alert

09-8-16

Podcast Alert

Our Director, Zoe Laughlin, has been beavering away to produced a podcast series all about stuff and things. We think you might like it. More

LTM Online Course

28-7-16

LTM Online Course

Our new, free, online course will give you an introduction to doing design-led materials research, taught through the real case study of the Light.Touch.Matters project. More

Reflections on LTM
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28-7-16

Reflections on LTM

This month marks the end of the Light.Touch.Matters project, and we've been reflecting on the exciting outcomes and achievements of this 4 year project. More

Submission guidelines for: Design and Make a New Implement, Tool or Device for Eating

29-6-16

Submission guidelines for: Design and Make a New Implement, Tool or Device for Eating

The deadline for the challenge is coming around soon so here are a few submission and judging guidelines. The deadline is: 10am, 18th July 2016 More

OpenAFM invites you to “ODD Summer 2016 - two months to save the planet!”

09-6-16

OpenAFM invites you to “ODD Summer 2016 - two months to save the planet!”

An opportunity to participate in a series of events this summer taking place in Geneva, London and China, working on a project to build a low cost open source Atomic Force Microscope for schools (previously known as LEGO2NANO!), enabling young people to explore the world at nano scale. More

The Great Grammatizator

26-5-16

The Great Grammatizator

Our Scrambled Messaging Machine competition has been announced, and Alexandra Bridarolli’s winning idea, The Great Grammatizator is now under way in the Makespace! More

Institute of Making: Third Year Report

10-5-16

Institute of Making: Third Year Report

This document summarises the majority of our activities, undertaken during our third year of operation at UCL. More

Studio Visit to Helen Carnac

21-4-16

Studio Visit to Helen Carnac

By the Thames, opposite Tate & Lyle’s sugar syrup refinery factory (busy unloading goods from a huge shipping vessel), I found Helen Carnac’s enameling studio. She's based at Secondfloor Studios, which is also home to Thames Barrier Print Studio and London Sculpture Workshop. More

Studio Visit to Faye McNulty

04-4-16

Studio Visit to Faye McNulty

For my first meeting of the day I headed down to Bermondsey. Tucked away in a railway arch amongst car repair workshops and what looks like a conservatory company is Printall Studio where print designer Faye McNulty works. The studio is a fully-equipped, open access textile printing studio where members can either pay by the day or sign up for a monthly membership for more frequent access. More

PhysFeel - Call for Volunteers

23-3-16

PhysFeel - Call for Volunteers

Are you interested in helping us with a study that explores the link between emotions and material properties? More

The Challenge: Design and Make a New Implement, Tool or Device for Eating

15-3-16

The Challenge: Design and Make a New Implement, Tool or Device for Eating

The brief is to design and prototype a new implement, tool or device for eating. This might involve rethinking the form, shape or materials of tools we are accustomed to, or encourage new cultural practices surrounding the act of eating. This is your chance to test and prototype ideas, explore materials and get hands-on. More