Thursday, 27 November 2014

The Maker Movement, Design thinking, Materiality, Multiples......a host of craft connections in Manchester

From documentaries about the Maker Movement to discussions on materiality, there's some deep and clever stuff going on in Manchester in the next few weeks that will interest makers and people connected with craft.

‘Maker’ & ‘Design Thinking’ Documentaries Screening
Cordingley Lecture Theatre in Humanities Bridgeford Street Building, University of Manchester
Thursday 4 December

Architectural Modelmaking, Bespoke Design & Construction. As part of an ongoing look at the role of Modelmaking in design, B.15:45 presents a screening of two highly acclaimed documentaries on the design and making field.  The two documentaries will be shown back to back from 17.30 on Thursday 4th December in the Cordingley Lecture Theatre in Humanities Bridgeford Street Building (Kantorowich Building where the B.15 Workshop and Exhibition are located).  
Each film lasts approximately 70 minutes. 


About the SEED B15 Modelmaking workshop

Material Matters Seminar
Manchester School of Art, MMU
Wednesday 10 December 2014

The exhibition in Special Collections looks at how different materials have been used in art, craft and design over the centuries and across cultures. Historic objects from MMU Special Collections and contemporary works by makers from Manchester School of Art illustrate how the choice of material changes how we shape and utilise objects; how the use of some materials hasn’t changed over centuries; and how new materials impact on object design and development.

The exhibition shows the ongoing importance of materiality to the artist and designer, and how far materials give expression to their work. The seminar will continue this discussion with presentations and conversations between practitioners and those interested and involved in material practice.

All are invited to send Alice Kettle ( a sentence or 2 on your thoughts about materiality by December 8th 2014.
These will be distributed as a collection of thoughts for discussion.

Chaired by Alice Kettle, Senior Research Fellow, MIRIAD Manchester School of Art
Open event to all

(Dis) order: A compulsion to collect 
The Holden Gallery,  Manchester School of Art
27 November to 12 December 2014
This exhibition provides a focus for art works which gather together multiple things in order to make something new. Often, it is only when we see a collection of things all in one place that we have a better understanding of difference.

Featuring the work of Ian Hamilton Finlay, Susan Hiller, Torsten Lauschmann and Allen Ruppersberg