Research Events

Wednesday 29 May 13

The Institute of Making conducts and supports multidisciplinary research on the topic of materials, materiality and the made world. As well as having our own in-house team of researchers, we also offer the wider research community a place to engage, investigate and explore matter and processes of making through events, workshops and collaborative projects.

Past Events

Member Evening: My Research Makespace

Member Evening: My Research Makespace

Tuesday 10 October 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The inaugural edition of our new informal research event series. Each evening will feature a researcher and how they navigate the Makespace to develop their academic work, starting with Ben Oldfrey, PhD student at UCL CoMPLEX.

Part of Member Events,  Research Events  

Design-Led Materials Finale: Talk, Show & Tell and Discussion

Design-Led Materials Finale: Talk, Show & Tell and Discussion

Monday 14 March 2016 10:00am - 2:30pm

Five collaborative teams of researchers with partners from UCL, Manchester, Leeds, the Crick Institute, Goldsmiths, CRI, the London College of Fashion and Dundee have been working on design-led materials research and community-building projects over the last 6 months.

Part of Member Events,  Research Events,  Public Events  

Exploring Curious Materials

Exploring Curious Materials

Monday 07 December 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Are you a designer, architect, engineer or maker looking for new materials to incorporate into your work? Are you interested in getting hands-on with conductive and thermochromic inks, low-melt and impact protection polymers and shape-memory metals?

Part of Public Events,  Member Events,  Research Events  

Members’ Masterclass: Stone as a Material

Members’ Masterclass: Stone as a Material

Tuesday 12 May 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm

In this masterclass you will learn about the properties of different marbles, hard stones and gemstones, and get a chance to get hands-on with pierre dure panel-making, faceting, cabochon cutting and sawing with diamond saws.

Part of Member Events,  Research Events  

Research Event: Hidden Histories of Things

Research Event: Hidden Histories of Things

Monday 26 January 2015 9:00am - 5:30pm

Are you interested in the fascinating hidden histories of things as diverse as turpentine, pesticides, seaweed, apples and red squirrels?

Part of Research Events  

Research Event: Materials at the Centre

Research Event: Materials at the Centre

Friday 19 April 2013 5:45pm - 11:07am

Materials at the Centre brings together researchers from across the arts, sciences and humanities to interrogate the relationship between the cognitive and the material in research.

Part of Research Events  

Tasty spoons and drinkable clouds: the art of engineering

Tasty spoons and drinkable clouds: the art of engineering

Wednesday 05 December 2012 5:45pm - 10:00pm

On Wednesday the 5th December Mark Miodownik will be co-hosting an evening at the Royal Academy of Engineers, showcasing some culinary delights that have emerged from the creative dialogue between disciplines.

Part of Research Events  

Animal Materials & Architecture

Animal Materials & Architecture

Tuesday 08 November 2011 10:00am - 6:00pm

Tucked away in the Hodgkin building on Guy’s Campus of King’s College London, the vast and eclectic collection of the Life Sciences Museum brings to light the wonders of materials and making in the natural world.

Part of The Festival of Materials & Making - Kings College London,  Research Events