Tools for Change : Activation Session

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Makerversity are launching a new set of civic hacks to address the big societal issues of our time. Through fostering collaboration between makers and the public we aim to investigate the role that design can play in creating clever and radical solutions to the problems facing our modern world.

In this inaugural event we take a look at PROTEST and ask the question : How can we design for activism? Protests role is to bring us together collectively to co-create actions & solutions. In a changing world we need new tools and new ways of mobilising to achieve impact.

Working with grassroots organisations Citizens UK & Stop Funding Hate we will run a 2 day hack to create new tools for protest using our community of designers, makers & technologists as a toolkit to come up with solutions to civic issues. The outcomes from this hack will be displayed in an exhibition on the 18th & 19th of November.


Join us for the opening activation session where we will be interrogating the brief, defining the problems and beginning the ideation process.

Hosts: Kieron Kirkland of We are Cast, Makerversity Director Paul Smyth, Tahmid Islam of Citizens UK, Richard Wilson of Stop Funding Hate.

See below for the full programme here

November 7th : Tools for Change : Activation Session

November 13th : A Brief History of Protest : Talk

November 15th : Inspired by Ideas : Film night

November 16th : How to Resist : Turn protest to power : Matthew Bolton

November 18th & 19th : Tools for Change : Exhibition

Novmeber 18th : Banner Making Workshop : Ed Hall & Sabina Weiss

Tuesday 7th November 2017