Past Events

My Research Makespace: Using underwater lasers to study the impact of deep-sea trawling in Greenland

My Research Makespace: Using underwater lasers to study the impact of deep-sea trawling in Greenland

Tuesday 12 December 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The deep-sea is the earth’s last unexplored frontier, an ecosystem beyond the reach of sunlight, which we know very little about. But PhD student Stephen Long is discovering more with low-cost video rigs that he produced in the Makespace. ‘My Research Makespace’ is our new informal research event series for members. Each evening features a UCL Researcher and how they navigate the Makespace to develop their academic work.

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Members Masterclass: The Art of Kintsugi

Members Masterclass: The Art of Kintsugi

Monday 27 November 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm

Back by popular demand! Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum. Kintsugi is a very popular practice in Japan and can be seen to have similarities to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, an embracing of the flawed or imperfect.

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Members Masterclass: Altering Currency

Members Masterclass: Altering Currency

Monday 20 November 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm

The production of banknotes involves various artistic processes from the making of paper to the use of intaglio and letterpress. This workshop explores how and why many contemporary artists choose to use these processes and more to engage in the modification of banknotes.

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My Research Makespace: 3D Printing for the Study of Medieval Stained Glass

My Research Makespace: 3D Printing for the Study of Medieval Stained Glass

Tuesday 14 November 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Our new informal research event series for members. Each evening will feature a UCL Researcher and how they navigate the Makespace to develop their academic work. This month features Laura Adlington, PhD candidate in Archaeology who will talk about 3D printing for the study of medieval stained glass.

Part of Member Events,  Research Events  

Public Open Day: Faking It

Public Open Day: Faking It

Saturday 21 October 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm

This October we will be celebrating materials that imitate, mislead and masquerade, exploring virtual and augmented realities, and taking a closer look at objects that aren’t quite what they seem.

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Member Workshop: Reflective Yarn

Member Workshop: Reflective Yarn

Wednesday 18 October 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm

Our Maker in Residence, Lorna Hamilton-Brown, will be leading this workshop, which uses reflective yarn and finger knitting to illustrate the processes used by knitting machines.

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UCL Lunchtime Looks

UCL Lunchtime Looks

Tuesday 17 October 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm

For one week only, every 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.

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Maker in Residence – Lorna Hamilton Brown

Maker in Residence – Lorna Hamilton Brown

Tuesday 17 October 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm

For a whole week artist Lorna Hamilton Brown “The Banksy of Knitting” will be knitting a narrative textile about the Institute of Making in the Makespace, using her beloved collection of vintage as well as electronic knitting machines.

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