Assemble – Crafts Council Conference
The Crafts Council, a UK development agency for contemporary craft, has chosen the “contribution craft makes to innovation and enterprise” as the theme of its annual conference. The event will cover bioscience, manufacturing and engineering through a range of panel discussions, workshops and lectures.
In the keynote speech, Marie O’Mahony, professor of Advanced Fashion and Textiles at Ontario College of Art and Design, will discuss how to create successful collaborations between makers and scientists or engineers, and the benefits they can bring to each discipline.
Other speakers include Roger Kneebone, professor of Surgical Education at Imperial College London; London-based fashion designer Suzanne Lee, founder of the BioCouture research project into sustainable fashion; and Ed Vaizey, British government minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries.
The conference will take place on September 20 at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London. Tickets are currently available from the Craft Council website.