Competition: five Make:Shift innovation conference tickets to be won

Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Photo credit Max Oppenheim – top image: Swarovski Gemstones by Lauren Bowker – photo credit Max OppenheimThe conference will also consider how makers are contributing to innovation in other sectors, including science, engineering and technology. Arum by Zaha Hadid, with material and fabrication Technology by Gregory Epps, RoboFoldIntroduced by keynote speakers   Martina Margetts, a tutor at the Royal College of Art,   and architect Ammar Mirjan, the conference will explore current and future thinking on the role of craft in 21st century production. During the weekend, maker spaces across the UK will open their doors to people who wish to try their hand at new forms of craft, from laser-cutting to 3D-printing. Roger Kneebone, Knyttan, Dr Julia Lohmann, Mark Miodownik and Gareth Neal. Taking place at Ravensbourne College in London from 20 to 21 November 2014, Make:Shift will explore current and future thinking on the role of craft in 21st century production. Biological Atelier Extinct Collection by Amy Congdon – photo by Laura Jane NewmanMake:Shift will be centred on three key themes: Materials, Making and Tools. This image: Swarovski Gemstones by Lauren Bowker. Biological Atelier Extinct Collection by Amy Congdon – photo by Laura Jane NewmanMake:Shift:Do
Make:Shift:Do, an accompanying public programme, will run from 21 to 22 November in partnership with the VA, RSA and Institute of Making. Confirmed speakers include:   Lauren Bowker,   Lizete Druka,   Gregory Epps,   Mark Champkins,   Roger Kneebone,   Knyttan, Julia Lohmann,   Mark Miodownik   and   Gareth Neal. Tickets
Early bird tickets for Make:Shift conference are available until 5 October. It will also consider how these same makers are contributing to innovation in other sectors, including science, engineering, technology, manufacturing and medicine. Comprising panel discussions, presentations and participatory sessions, Make:Shift will look at how advances in materials, processes and technologies are driving new developments in craft practice. Biological Atelier Bio Nouveau Collection by Amy Congdon – photo by Jesus MardrinanIntroduced by keynote speakers Martina Margetts and Ammar Mirjan, the conference will be centered on three key themes: Materials, Making and Tools. The winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Competition closes on 14 November 2014. Read on for more information from the organisers:
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A surgeon, an expert on robotics in architecture and an inventor of colour-changing fabrics are among the world-leading makers, thinkers and innovators confirmed for the Crafts Council’s first Make:Shift conference this November.

Updated: 07.11.2014 — 07:46