Code Liberation

Learning and Interpretation
May 25, 2017

Ever wanted to make an interactive toy or game but not known how? In this workshop series starting July and ending in an exhibition of projects at the Digital Design Weekend as part of London Design Festival, we will teach you everything you need to get off the ground in the world of game design.

Code Liberation arcade at V&A Friday Late, November 2016 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Code Liberation arcade at V&A Friday Late, November 2016 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Video games are a wonderful way to convey ideas, tell stories, educate and create playful experiences. For this eight part free workshop series, we will use the internet as our playground by exploring p5js with support from Goldsmiths College and the Processing Foundation.

p5js is an open source Javascript library developed by the Processing Foundation to make coding more accessible to artists, designers and educators. The games made through the summer will then be showcased at the Digital Design Weekend, the V&A’s festival of the latest in digital art and design, bringing together projects from across different practices and disciplines for display in the beautiful setting of the museum.

One of the games from Code Liberation’s 2016 workshops © @databaemimi
One of the games from Code Liberation’s 2016 workshops © @databaemimi

What You’ll Learn

Developed for creative people, we will assume no prior knowledge in programming or game design. By the end of the 6 workshops you’ll have used the p5js to create your own working prototype game which you will then be able to play.

Who Are Code Liberation?

Code Liberation catalyzes the creation of digital games and creative technologies by women, nonbinary, femme and girl-identifying people to diversify STEAM fields. Founded in 2013, we’ve reached around 2,500 women started a UK chapter in 2016.

These workshops are open to women, nonbinary, femme, and girl-identifying people from all walks of life.

We can provide all the kit you need including laptops and electronics, but if you would rather use your own computer then you are free to bring it in.


Workshops take place at the V&A, Goldsmiths College and Machine Room

Session 01 at V&A // Friday 7 July // Evening

Session 02 at V&A // Friday 14 July // Evening

Session 03 at Goldsmiths University (Goldsmiths College, Ben Pimlott Building, Goldsmiths Digital Studio)  // Saturday 22 // day

Session 04 at V&A // Friday 4 August // Evening

Session 05 at V&A // Friday 11 August // Evening

Session 06 at Goldsmiths University // Saturday 26 August // day

Session 07  at Machines Room, Exhibition preparation session (45 Vyner Street, Hackney) // Saturday 1 September // All Day 10.00 -18.00

Exhibition during London Design Festival, Saturday 23 –  Sunday 24 September

Join us!

Spaces are limited on an application process and all successful applicants will be notified by the end of June. If you are interested in joining us, meeting other creatives, having fun and creating a game, then fill in the application via the link below!

Application form


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Learning and Interpretation
May 25, 2017

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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Hi NT, it should be now if you would like to try again! Thanks

everyone should get the opportunity to learn to code, this has the power to change billions of lives, initiatives like these are very needed

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