Making Futures 2021
Now in its 11th year, the seventh edition of Plymouth College of Art’s Making Futures biennial international research conference returns on Thursday 16 September for it’s 2021 edition. For the first time, Making Futures will be offered online as a free event in its exploration of contemporary craft and maker movements as ‘change agents’ in 21st century society. Again curated by scholar Malcolm Ferris, the focus for Making Futures 2021 is on ‘Re-crafting the Local-Global Maker Relationship’ as a means of discussing the future of craft and maker cultures in our post-global economy as facilitated by network technologies and new social configurations of support.
The one-day conference, running from 9am to 6pm (BST) on 16 September, will include over 20 presentations from academic researchers, makers and craftspeople, as well as organisations in the crafts and the arts.
Learn more about Making Futures and the conference sessions below and explore the full conference programme here.