Past Events

Public Open Day: PLASTICS

Public Open Day: PLASTICS

Saturday 27 October 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Plastics use has become a hot topic. Want to know more this black sheep of the material world? Then this open day is for you! Our Saturday Extravaganza in October tackles plastics: discovering the miraculous material properties of this contentious group of materials; testing it physically with different hands-on making processes; unpicking the thorny issues of current plastics use, circular lifecycles and recycling processes; and taking a look at plastics’ remarkable cultural history.

Part of Public Events  

Focus Group for Prosthetics Wearers

Focus Group for Prosthetics Wearers

Saturday 20 October 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Are you aged over 18 and do you wear a prosthetic limb? We would like to hear about your experiences of materials in your prosthetic!

Part of Public Events,  Research Events  

UCL Lunchtime Looks

UCL Lunchtime Looks

Friday 19 October 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm

On Friday lunchtime we will be throwing open our doors so all UCL students and staff can look around the Institute of Making. What’s more, you can use the opportunity to sign up to become a member.

Part of Public Events  

Member Masterclass: Super 8 Film

Member Masterclass: Super 8 Film

Monday 03 September 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm

Join our summery masterclass to shoot actual film on Super 8 and learn how to develop it yourself using washing soda, vitamin C tablets and coffee. Teams of participants will be lent Super 8 cine-cameras to shoot footage, after which workshop leader Ben Slotover will show participants how to develop, dry, spool and project the Super 8 film, ending with a screening of the freshly shot film footage!

Part of Member Events  

Member Masterclass & Raft Race: Coracle Building

Member Masterclass & Raft Race: Coracle Building

Wednesday 25 July 2018 10:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the Institute of Making Raft Race crew and spend three days building a glorious fleet of coracles, before spending a fourth and final day competing in (and winning, ahem) the annual London Makespace raft race in the Regents Canal!
In this Masterclass, Kevin and Ellen Grimley will show us how to build these traditional riverboats, which are round in shape, paddled with one oar and have been used since primitive times.

Part of Member Events  

Festival of Stuff: Saturday Extravaganza

Festival of Stuff: Saturday Extravaganza

Saturday 07 July 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us at the Institute of Making to celebrate the sheer joy of stuff as we host our greatest public extravaganza of the year on Saturday 7th July to mark the finale of our Festival of Stuff.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Introduction to Glass Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Introduction to Glass Masterclass

Friday 06 July 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm

In this masterclass, participants will explore the remarkable material that is glass and will be able to try basic fusing, cutting, decorating and assembling techniques that can be practiced using the facilities of the Makespace.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Midday - Introduction to Glass Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Midday - Introduction to Glass Masterclass

Friday 06 July 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm

In this masterclass, participants will explore the remarkable material that is glass and will be able to try basic fusing, cutting, decorating and assembling techniques that can be practiced using the facilities of the Makespace.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

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