Panel: Unraveling Maker Culture

Featuring Tom Tobia (Makerversity); Jesus Jara Lopez (Medialab-Prado); Ryan Morley (Bird&Bee); Tamar Millen (Sheffield Year of Making).

Amy Twigger Holroyd is a designer, maker and researcher. Under the umbrella of her experimental knitwear label, Keep & Share, she has been active in the fertile field of fashion and sustainability since 2004. Her doctoral research at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design informed her forthcoming monograph, Folk Fashion: Understanding Homemade Clothes (I.B.Tauris, 2017). In 2016 Amy joined Nottingham Trent University as a Senior Lecturer in Design, Culture & Context.

Panel: Unravelling maker culture by Panel: Unraveling Maker Culture

This panel, convened by Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd, will tug at the seams of maker culture in order to explore its current cultural status and revolutionary potential. Together, the panel participants will draw on their diverse experiences to consider whether making is, as some have argued, a 'quiet revolution' which makes us more connected with the world - or, as others have proposed, an 'ineffectual distraction' which has no effect on the consumerist machine of contemporary capitalism.

Appearing at:


Old Post Hall, Sheffield Institute of Arts
9:30am-5pm, 13 Nov. 2016 - share on facebook
£25 / £12.50 - get tickets

An arts-research day symposium, with talks and performances on the theme of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement, chaired by Thor Magnusson and Chris Kiefer from University of Sussex's Experimental Music Technology Lab, and taking place in the Sheffield Institute of Arts.

The £25 / £12.50 ticket prices are inclusive of all fees, and includes refreshments, lunch and free access to evening performances at the Millennium Gallery. 

We are very happy to announce that the symposium will include a keynote speech by Godfried-Willem Raes from the Logos Foundation. For details, including a draft programme, please see the symposium website hosted by the symposium chairs.

Godfried-Willem Raes

Susanne Palzer

Bird & Bee

Panel: Speculative Hardware and Fictive Materialities

Panel: Unraveling Maker Culture

Luba Elliott

Jesus Jara Lopez

Tom Parkinson

Elise and David Plans

Giuseppe Torre

Alejandro Albornoz

Rosamaria E. Kostic Cisneros

Ellen Harlizius-Klück

Alejandra Perez Nunez

Joana Chicau