After the first day of Brainstorming at Foodhall, we put our original ideas and the useful points from visitors to Foodhall together and thought about how can we further develop it. We were expected to see what would happen in Carpentry Workshop the second day! To prepare for model making, we collected several different kinds… Read More Summary: Day 2 & 3 of the Collaborative Carpentry Workshop
Today we set up our workshop down in Foodhall in Sheffield city centre. This is the second time the team has engaged with Foodhall, the first was as a venue to host the recipe exchange. This time we were exploring a very different format of engagement, a collaborative design workshop. We spent the first day… Read More Summary: Day 1 of the Collaborative Carpentry workshop
Methodology: The Collaborative Carpentry workshop is an interface to understand how knowledge cycles can be developed between different groups. In this case, it is between Civic University Live Project and the general public. It is an opportunity to consider how to collaborate with non-experts in certain fields: the designing of a piece of multipurpose module/… Read More Planning of Collaborative Carpentry Workshop
Today we ran the kids’ carpentry workshop at the Art House in Sheffield. We are delighted to see all the families leaving the workshop with a big smile on their faces! It was exciting to see how our simple components can sparked so many possibilities. All participants were enjoying the process, and definitely had fun… Read More Summary: Kids’ Carpentry Participatory Workshop
Kids’ carpentry is a participatory workshop making model furniture for children. Running this workshop was an interesting experience, not only for organising a workshop but also for communicating with children. How we ran the kids’ carpentry participatory workshop: Confirming time, date and location – At the beginning, we tried to contact different schools but there… Read More Planning of Kids’ Carpentry Participatory Workshop
As with location, terminology was exceptionally important when delivering the master:CLASSES. This was emphasized prior to the event by the number of international facilitators and participants. The What’s in a name? master:Class went some way in considering language and terminology by setting a precedent for terms used throughout the remainder of the event. However, inevitably… Read More Reflections on the London event: how did terminology influence the master:CLASSES?
The success of each master:CLASS was dependent on a number of factors. Each master:CLASS has been reflected upon individually (these can be found on the main blog page). This blog collates the general comments of what did and didn’t work well over the course of the three-day event. As with the other reflective blogs, this… Read More Reflections on the London event: considering the successes and shortcomings of master:CLASSES