Maker Assembly NI is a one-day gathering in Belfast to critically discuss maker culture: its meaning, politics, history and future.
Networked communications, wireless connectivity, and low cost digital fabrication machines have catalysed a globally connected movement of makers who share an interest in DIY philosophies. These communities are also developing physical places — hackerspaces and makerspaces — to work and socialise.
From programming environmental sensors, to laser cutting furniture, or brewing beer, these spaces facilitate a range of creative making activities. Makerspaces in different geographic locations share commonalities — such as governance guidelines, accounting software, or machine operation manuals — but the events and projects that emerge from these spaces reflect the socioeconomics and politics of place.
This event will explore a series of topics around making, with a focus on critical discussion about the current state of the maker culture.
As funding opportunities develop, there may be some availability of subsidised tickets and travel bursaries for some attendees. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about these opportunities.