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The ITCH – Lennart Booij and the art of public in Amsterdam

The ITCH is getting warm with the deadline for application fast approaching- that’s the 24th of March in case you were wondering. Here’s some more advice for applicants and anyone else who’s just a bit interested in our makerthon. We’re very excited to welcome Lennart Booij to our panel of judges for the ITCH. Lennart…

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…

The ITCH – Data: Creativity by numbers

As part our event The ITCH, we’ll be posting advice and updates about the event for applicants and anyone else who’s just a bit interested. Today we’re all about data. Anna and Chrissy from Makerversity Amsterdam met with Jasper Soetendal, Open data Programmer for the City of Amsterdam. Japser is head honcho of open source…

A making day for your team

Course Outline This half-day session is designed to give you an introduction to the world of 3D printing and its applications for the real world. You will explore the origins of 3D printing, the different types of machines and materials available and then get to try it out for yourself. Part theoretical, part practical, this…

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…

Are you 16-25? Want to learn new skills?

Makerversity is partnering with the Prince’s Trust to run another of our Product Design courses. If you are 16-25, not currently in employment, education or training and living in London– join our free training programme! To apply, please text your full name followed by ‘Call me’ to 07983 385 418. You can also call The Prince’s Trust for…

Conor of Foresso

We catch up with Conor of Foresso, a full time member and Makerversity material maestro. Hi Conor can you tell us a bit about Foresso? Foresso is a material that I’ve been developing for the last year and a half, it’s an alternative to terrazzo that uses high quality British timber instead of stone or marble….

Interview With Young Designer Yahya Bhaimya

Makerversity regularly runs a ‘Get Started in Product Design’ course with the Prince’s Trust, but what happens to the young participants who want to learn more after their first week working at Makerversity? Well if they want, they can apply for work placements with a plethora of Makerversity members and build on the knowledge they…

Advice From Startup Founders

Makerversity Londons’ resident accelerator program Bethnal Green Ventures, have just launched an invaluable Youtube resource entitled Founder Focus. The series features a selection of Tech for Good startup founders talking about their experiences. From funding to hiring, the 6-minute shorts are really digestible and must watch for anyone working in start-ups. Bethnal Green Ventures Bethnal…

MVP: we talk about internships

In a place like Makerversity, where young businesses are growing and workload is continuously changing, many of our members recruit interns, temps and freelancers. We take a quick look at what we feel is best practice for both the intern and your company. Why take on an intern? As a small business, taking on an intern can be…

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