Have your say at Making Futures 2021
Plymouth College of Art is inviting you to contribute to the next edition of Making Futures, an international biennial conference that explores contemporary art, craft, design-to-make and other forms of artisanal production.
The event investigates and promotes sustainable and socially engaged practices and maps the emerging trend towards locally-embedded and environmentally responsible production and distribution.
This ninth Making Futures event has an overall theme of ‘Re-crafting the Local-Global Maker Relationship’ and will take place online on 16 September 2021. It will consist of three, thematically linked sessions, each of two hours’ duration. Each session will be led by a facilitator and a keynote speaker.
Contributions lasting no more than ten minutes are invited on the three themes. Session one is titled ‘Re-crafting the Local-Global Maker Relationship’; Session two is ‘Life Cycles of Material Worlds’, and Session three is ‘Resilience Through Leadership and Organisational Form’.
Reflecting the online format, those that include visual presentations are encouraged, and moving image/audio-visual content is welcome.
Contributions can be delivered ‘live’ at the event or recorded and made available on social media before and after the event.
If you wish to take part, please provide an abstract of not more than 350 words outlining your contribution, together with a short biographical statement (5-6 lines), email contact details, institutional affiliation (if any), whether the contribution will be live or recorded and whether you wish to include moving image or audio-visual content.
Contributions should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of 30 June 2021.
Curated by Malcolm Ferris since 2009, Making Futures has become acknowledged as one of the leaders in its field, with editions taking place in China, South Korea and the Philippines.
Main image: Delegates attending Making Futures 2017, which took place at the Mount Edgcumbe estate. Photo: Dom Moore.