In 2019, Making In asked what happens when making is brought out into the public realm through demonstration, images, films, and other media?
This third edition of the series explored ways in which makers can forge a greater connection with the general public by providing them with accessible narratives into the creative process.
For the third edition of the series, we focused on the theme Making In: Public.
As conversations about the role of making in art, craft and design have flourished in recent years; there has been an understandable emphasis on sites of production. The lure of the studio and the mysteries of the factory are enhanced by a sense that these spaces are inaccessible to all but insiders.
What happens when making is brought out into the public realm, either literally [through demonstration] or through images, films, and other media? Perhaps making can help forge connections with the general public, by providing them with accessible narratives into the creative process. In Making In 2019 we initiated a conversation on this topic from a wide range of speakers, all of whom are not only great makers but also great communicators about making. Glenn Adamson