Ideas emerging from the intersection of the arts, making, manufacturing and technology.

Part of the Festival of Making, 14-16 June in Blackburn. Roundtable discussion in association with Creative Lancashire

The work happening at the intersection of the arts, making, manufacturing and new technologies has the ability to transform manufacturing and associated industries.

The Art in Manufacturing (AIM) programme, a National Festival of Making highlight co-commissioned by SuperSlowWay, features ground-breaking collaborative commissions created by makers and artists paired with global manufacturers based in Lancashire. The relationships formed between manufacturer, workers and artists are rich and deep, resulting in high quality works and mutual benefits. The results are equally staggering and unexpected.

This discussion will consider the exciting ideas emerging from the likes of AIM, similar artistic interventions and other Createch’ endeavours, where technology connects with creativity to produce new activities and products.

We bring together creatives, technologists, industrialists, academics and thought leaders to discuss the possibilities inherent in connecting making, creativity, technical and digital capabilities, for Lancashire and beyond. We highlight the individuals and their ideas that often begin with artistic investigation; to how they are frequently appropriated into manufacturing processes.

Key Contributors include:

Dave Kirkwood (HOST)
Adele Orcajada (MaterialDriven)
Elena Gifford (National Festival of Making & Art in Manufacturing)
John Wilson (Darwen Terracotta)
Nicola Ellis (AIM Artist)

This event is FREE to attend. A limited number of audience contributor places are available on the day – please book your place in advance.

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Working with and supported by:

  • ERDF - logo
  • Enterprise Nation - Partner