Past Events

Animal Materials & Architecture

Animal Materials & Architecture

Thursday 10 November 2011 10:09am - 6:00pm

Visitors are invited to explore one of the gems of King’s College London: the Museum of Life Sciences. Tucked away in the Hodgkin building, the eclectic collection brings to light the wonders of materials and making in the natural world.

Part of The Festival of Materials & Making - Kings College London  

The Shed

The Shed

Thursday 10 November 2011 10:00am - 6:00pm

Come and visit the Institute of Making team in our shed; an information point and pop-up activity site for the Festival of Materials & Making.

Part of The Festival of Materials & Making - Kings College London  

The Essence of Fluorescence

The Essence of Fluorescence

Thursday 10 November 2011 10:00am - 6:00pm

The Institute of Making resurrects their cabinet of fluorescent curiosities, first shown at the Hayward Gallery.

Part of The Festival of Materials & Making - Kings College London  

Intelligent Trouble

Intelligent Trouble

Thursday 10 November 2011 10:00am - 6:00pm

Artist-led collective Intelligent Trouble will draw on rope-making as a way of working with spaces, materials, processes and people.

Part of The Festival of Materials & Making - Kings College London  

Radioactive Materials

Radioactive Materials

Thursday 10 November 2011 10:00am - 6:00pm

Radioactivity permeates the world around us. From bananas to tea-cups, paints to aeroplanes, varying amounts of radioactive material have been present in some ordinary and some less-ordinary objects.

International Centre for Security Analysis (ICSA) at the King’s Policy Institute, in collaboration with the Institute of Making’s Materials Library, present a collection of radioactive materials. A cabinet of radioactive curiosities display the every-day alongside the unusual in order to invite discussion on our reactions to, and understanding of, radioactivity.

Part of The Festival of Materials & Making - Kings College London  

Materials Vending Machines

Materials Vending Machines

Thursday 10 November 2011 8:00am - 8:00pm

Roll up, roll up….For one whole British pound (£1) you can chance your luck with one of our specially-loaded vending machines. Dispensing material curiosities, wonders and delights, this is not only a bargain but a lottery as well, for one lucky person will be dispensed a fragment of Aerogel made by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Part of The Festival of Materials & Making - Kings College London  

London Incorporated: the Body & the City

London Incorporated: the Body & the City

Wednesday 09 November 2011 6:30pm - 8:30pm

An enthralling exploration of the ways in which the materials of London are incorporated into the bodies of Londoners. Presented by Geography.

Part of The Festival of Materials & Making - Kings College London  

The Shed

The Shed

Wednesday 09 November 2011 10:00am - 6:00pm

Come and visit the Institute of Making team in our shed; an information point and pop-up activity site for the Festival of Materials & Making.

Part of The Festival of Materials & Making - Kings College London  

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