The New Maker Economy

Wed 15 July, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: The Swan in the Rushes, 21 The Rushes, Loughborough, LE11 5BE

FREE

As the growth of makerspaces, fab labs, and community workshops continues we ask what opportunities could they hold for Loughborough and how could they support the town’s economic sustainability?

Recognised as sites of civic and social innovation, creativity and learning, makerspaces are increasingly seen as an exciting opportunity to support design, entrepreneurship, fabrication, manufacturing and technological innovation.

Key people writing about and working in this field will share their thoughts and ideas. The speakers will be:

- Andrew Sleigh: Researcher, writer and producer and one of the researchers on NESTA’s recent UK makerspaces mapping project.

- Caroline Chapain: Lecturer at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Local Economy at Birmingham University.

- Hannah Fox: Development Manager, Derby Silk Mill.

- STEALTH.unlimited: A practice exploring the responsibilities and capacities of architecture in contemporary societies.

This talk is FREE to attend but booking is required.

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Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

luarts@lboro.ac.uk

01509 222 881

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