Exhibition news

Introducing : Ikra Arshad

Ikra Arshad joined our Under 25’s programme this January. A recent graduate of Camberwell College of Arts, Ikra’s work is bold, ambitious and super playful. Whilst based here, we set Ikra a brief to respond the theme of Activism! In light of recent turbulent events, where division is increasing among citizens we invited Ikra to question: “How can…

Exhibition : Designing for our Future Selves

Makerversity members Simon Kinneir and Lise Pape’s work is currently on show at The Design Museum until this Sunday 19th. The exhibition NEW OLD explores how design can enable better standards of life in old age.  Simon’s work looks specifically at kitchen devices and how these can be redesigned for ease of use for arthritis…

Into the Wild with MV Works

For the last seven months, nine makers, working in a diverse range of disciplines across technology, design and art, have been engaged in an experimental programme intended to nurture and support creative practices in the digital age. MV Works has provided funding, guidance, critical insight and technology to these pioneering groups and individuals. The programme…

Exploring the Origin of Life at Makerversity’s Bio Lab

Biofutures Lab is a studio space at Somerset House where we built Bento Lab by day and explore biosciences, making and culture by night. Written by Philipp Boeing, Bentobio. Where does chemistry end and biology start? On a february Tuesday in our vault, under Waterloo Bridge, visitors explored this question as they probed the boundary…

Project Focus: Ulmus Londinium

Now that the dust has settled and both the installation and the incredible husband-wife duo who created have had time to relax, we grabbed Stables and Lucraft for a chat about the epic, Ulmus Londinium. Thanks for taking the time to talk through your beautiful project guys. For those who don’t know you, could you introduce…

Prince’s trust — Winter ’15

Get Started in Product Design with The Prince’s Trust and Makerversity If you are 16-25, not currently in employment, education or training and living in London– join our free Product Design training programme with Makerversity. Design and make your own unique products using a range of technical methods. Work as a group to plan an exhibition…

Project Focus: Spine by Nassia Inglessis

Spine was an impressive installation made up of two structures that hung from the top of the Stamp stairwell in Somerset House during the London Design Festival. The structures light could be seen pulsing along the vertebra made of new Plumen 002 LED bulbs triggered by PIR sensors and the movements of stair users. Behind this grand-scale…

MV Works: Selection panel

We’re more than excited to announce the lovely lot who’ll be making up the selection panel for MVWorks. An eclectic elite who’ll be bringing a balanced background of expertise to the selection process.

Restart the party

The Restart Project run parties where anyone can come along with a broken electrical item and learn how to fix it. A free community who promote learning to fix over lazy landfill. Their key aim is change our relationship with our devices and secondly to extinguish the throw away culture that so many of us…

Product design: Princes Trust film

One of Makerversity’s key aims is to introduce young people to new skills and careers in creative industries, and with a space full of creative maker businesses like ours, we have an amazing resource to tap into and inspire young people with new ideas about the new and exciting kinds of work that they could be…

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