Open Call for V&A Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire Commission

Learning and Interpretation
June 11, 2014

To celebrate the second year of Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire, the Digital Programmes team at the V&A are very pleased to announce an open call for the commission of an interactive installation to be exhibited at the Maker Faire.

On Saturday 15th November 2014, the Maker Faire will be back in London will be back at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London following an incredibly succesful debut last summer!

Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire is a day of family friendly making, learning, crafting, inventing and tinkering in the heart of London. Organised at London of College of Communication, Maker Faire is committed to exploring the culture of Making enjoyed by Makers and designers of all types. The aim of the event is to encourage creative people of all kinds to identify as Makers by sharing knowledge, tools and practice. Maker Faire offers an opportunity for Makers, students and the public at large to come together and get hands on with many of the creative making processes we all use every day, including electronics prototyping, hacking, 3D printing and all round creative experimentation.

The V&A Digital Programmes team is inviting submissions for original and imaginative proposals for an interactive installation to celebrate maker culture and design, encourage experimentation, problem solving and audience participation in innovative ways. The piece will engage people with the processes of design and making through surprising and thought provoking means. You can read the brief and details of how to apply here.

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Learning and Interpretation
June 11, 2014

I'm Team Leader for Digital Programmes at the V&A and run events, workshops, talks and festivals with artists and designers who use and experiment with digital tools, processes and manufacturing.

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