Public Open Day: DELIGHT & DISGUST

Public Open Day: DELIGHT & DISGUST Public Open Day: DELIGHT & DISGUST Public Open Day: DELIGHT & DISGUST

Saturday 23 March 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Free, no booking required.

Location: Institute of Making, Malet Place, UCL, London, WC1E 7JE Map

We know instinctively what revolts and beguiles us, but our most base reactions are often passed over despite making rich grounds for exploration. Put your senses under the lens in our March Saturday Extravaganza, as the Institute of Making hosts a one-day, large-scale, drop-in and totally free festival to celebrate materials and making around the theme of materials, sensory preference and emotion. We will be putting on a wealth of activities with plentiful materials to both sicken and seduce your faculties – can you dissect your reactions and analyse your sensitivities to material taboos and gratifications? 

ASMR, hygiene, bodily aggregates, soap making, sugar work and the polishing of coprolite turds will all feature. Our very own Research Fellow Sarah Wilkes will be showcasing her Material Anxieties work and the many mind-boggling factors to consider in the material selection within healthcare. Professor Barry Smith and his team from the Centre for the Study of the Senses explain what 'mouth feel' really means, and challenge your understanding of the multisensory nature of your own taste experience with large quantities of chocolate. As always, the Institute's Makespace will be open to the public on the day, giving visitors the opportunity to have a glimpse of the Materials Library and its wondrous collection of stuff.

More details to come mid-February, for now save the date on your diary and sign up to our mailing list to be the first to receive event updates and news.

Free, open to all, drop-in from 1pm, gates close at 5pm.


Do you have particular access requirements?

The Makespace has wheelchair access to the Materials Library and downstairs workshop but not up to the mezzanine. We would like to make sure that everyone can use the Makespace, our events and our website as easily as possible so please let us know if you need any additional support or assistance while using our facilities. We are always interested in feedback to help us improve access to our facilities.

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