Assemble 2012: the Crafts Council Conference

Tine Bech will talk about the artist’s role in collaboration on a panel at Assemble 2012 the Crafts Council Conference at RIBA, London, 20 September 2012

The panel ‘How to’ will look to answer questions regarding how makers and scientists and techies can meet and collaborate, both independently and through academic / public sector partnerships.

Chaired Clare Reddington, Director of iShed. Speakers: Dr Martin Kemp, Theme Manager, NanoKTN, Chris Thompson, Senior Adviser for Enterprise & Innovation, Ravensbourne, Tine Bech, visual artist and researcher who works with interactive installations and public art.

This year, the overarching theme for Assemble is the contribution craft makes to innovation and enterprise, and the relationship between making, science and technology

Makers work in a far greater range of contexts than is widely realised – bringing innovation and distinctive value to biotechnology, engineering, materials science, manufacturing and digital and communications technology. For scientists, engineers and technologists, collaboration with makers and other creative professionals can bring particular benefits and is capable of introducing new ways of thinking.

See the panel video here