MAKE symposium explores ideas of making in Art and Technology with distinguished speakers from the fields of textile art, ceramics, digital technology, and science. It will take place on Friday, 7 March 2014 from 10-5pm in the Stack Theatre of CIT Cork School of Music. MAKE will bring low-tech and high-tech makers together to explore deeply the making process itself and how it connects us in our response to the physical world.  MAKE will look at how our open-ended material dialogue and experimentation is the same, no matter if we are closely hand-stitching into cloth, or engaged in hands-on discoveries with the components of open-source electronics. We hope to find synergies, insights, and inspiration as two parallel making worlds meet.

Speakers include:

  • Lesley Millar, MBE -International Curator, Author, and Academic; Professor of Textile Culture;  Director, Anglo Textile Japanese Research Centre, University for the Creative Arts, London
  • Alice Kettle – famed Embroidery Artist  and Research Associate, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Ingrid Murphy, Subject Leader for Ceramics and maker at the National Centre for Ceramics in Wales at Cardiff School of Art and Design.
  • Kieran Nolan – Lecturer in Creative Media with the School of Informatics and Creative Arts at Dundalk Institute of Technology; PhD candidate in Digital Arts and Humanities at the Arts Technology Research Lab and GV2 group, Trinity College, Dublin.
  • Trevor Hogan – Lecturer in the CIT Department of Media Communications; PhD researcher at the Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
  • Fran Hegarty MSc – Clinical Teacher in Medicine, Trinity College; Principal Physicist, St. James Hospital, Dublin

Tickets are €50 general and €20 for students and booking is now open at:


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