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Posted 11.10.17

Make:Shift:Do at Fab Lab Plymouth

By Lauren Taverner Brown

Adriana Ionascu working in Fab Lab Plymouth for the Made@EU project, 2016.

As part of the Craft Council's national programme of events for Make:Shift:Do, Fab Lab Plymouth will hold a free workshop on 27 October 2017.  Make:Shift:Do is the Crafts Council’s festival of innovative making, which offers hands-on experiences of new craft for the digital age, from laser-cutting and 3D printing to smart textiles and CNC-milling.

From 3D printed wheelchair parts to embroidered heart rate monitors, craft innovation is helping to make the world a healthier, happier place.

This year’s Make:Shift:Do draws inspiration from Benjamin Hubert’s 3D-printed wheelchair, Professor Julian Ellis’ hand-embroidered soft tissue implants, or Lauren Bowker’s amazing colour-changing materials to ask how craft can boost mental and physical wellbeing.  

Work created at Fab Lab Plymouth by Adriana Ionascu as part of the Made@EU project in 2016.

Fab Lab Plymouth is an open-access space based at Plymouth College of Art, situated next to the college’s £8m craft and design workshop complex which creates a unique setting for traditional crafts and new technologies to merge, with innovative results.

Industry-standard resources available include a CNC Milling Machine, 3D Colour Printer and Laser Cutter, with services tailored to the needs of businesses, education institutions and communities.

Adriana Ionascu working in Fab Lab Plymouth for the Made@EU project, 2016.

The Fab Lab Plymouth team will host a dedicated workshop aimed at exploring how current health and wellbeing data can be turned into three dimensional objects and used to build educational displays/tools telling some of the stories of health and wellbeing in Plymouth in an engaging and exciting way.

The workshop is free, although tickets are limited so anyone who would like to attend will need to book a place. It is open to anyone aged 14 and over with an interest in health, wellbeing or design technology.

Work created at Fab Lab Plymouth by Adriana Ionascu as part of the Made@EU project in 2016.

The Make:Shift:Do national programme will see Maker Spaces and Fab Labs across the UK open their doors to the public for over 40 workshops, events and activities.

Make:Shift:Do is organised by the Crafts Council, in partnership with founding partners the V&A and Institute of Making, University College London.