During Re-Wiring Wellness, Makerversity will explore how we can challenge tech’s social impact. Tech can have harmful consequences for our health and sense of connection to each other. As such, how can we co-make collaborative and inclusive tech which solves these issues? This programme will explore challenges, ethics and solutions related to smart health tech. Join us as we uncover ways we can change the health-tech narrative for the better. Come take part in our showcase, debates and workshops held during the weekend. From well-being, education and inclusion to sexual health…join us to re-wire wellness!
George Taktak is the founder of How Mental, an online community of over 100,000 people waking up the planet to the power of mental wellbeing. He is the founder of innovative mobile app, Feeliom, an app to help express feelings non-verbally.
Josh Armistead & Javier Estevez Cores are the founders of Troglo, a platform designed with the intention of empowering users to make better decisions regarding their sexual health and well-being. By making personalised information and insights available to our users they can make more informed choices thus alleviating uncertainty, and allowing them to enjoy experiences without shame or concern.
Shruti Grover is a Human Centred Designer/Researcher part of Heterocosmica. She has led the design and delivery of innovative services for a range of organisations. These include King’s College London, Wellcome Trust and Médecins Sans Frontières.
Niki Göransson is a designer and workshop leader founder of Studio Lära. After graduating from Innovation Design Engineering at Royal College of Art and Imperial College, she has taught design processes to school students at Imperial College Makerspace. It was during this time that she noticed how the tools used to teach children electronics today were out of date, intimidating, and difficult. She decided to start a movement, to design inclusive and friendly materials that teach children key future skills.
Shelley James is a glass artist and trained electrician with a doctorate from the Royal College of Art. She is Artist Associate at King’s College, London and Artist in Residence at the Bristol Eye Hospital alongside teaching and a thriving research-led creative practice. She is fascinated by the power of light to shape experience and passionate about the potential for new technologies to help us to live healthier and happier lives, especially as more and more of us live, work and grow old indoors.
Shilpa Sehdev is exploring the relationship of Carbon, Preciousness, life and fragility through sculpture and installation work, based on her experiences around health and illness.