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Making Futures 2019
September 19 - September 20
Making Futures is a research platform exploring contemporary craft and maker movements as ‘change agents’ in 21st century society.
Taking place every two years, Making Futures is produced by Plymouth College of Art and curated by Malcolm Ferris. The next Making Futures conference will be titled Making Futures: People, Place, Meaning – Crafting Worlds & Social Making, and will take place at Plymouth College of Art on 19 & 20 September 2019.
Community is at the heart of the Making Futures agenda and this 2019 edition will, as well as appreciating the value of makers as singular creative agents producing material objects, focus on the social dimensions of maker practices and how these can positively contribute to the construction and regeneration of communities.
Of particular interest is how individual practices can develop and promote socially responsible maker practices, and also how these singular enterprises can cluster into ‘place-based’ creative maker-ecologies capable of producing value through the enhancement of community life in ways that encourage more progressive circuits of engagement, production and consumption.
The call for papers closes on 31 May 2019. For full details of the call visit the Plymouth College of Art website