Here’s a brief overview of the Accidental Pathways seminar afternoon we held at mac birmingham by DMWM (Click on the title to read this on the DMWM website)…
On Wednesday 14 March 2012 DMWM, Craftspace and mac birmingham ran a collaborative seminar event for craft sector professionals to explore the impact craft has on other sectors and the potential opportunities for working with industry.
The event included fascinating talks from a variety of different sector professionals including:
Sarita Wilkinson from Nokia Design who talked about Nokia’s long-standing history of enabling makers through open briefs and collaborations with a focus on a recent project involving Made in the Middle exhibitor, Esther Lord.
Textile Artist Karina Thompson and Mike Harris Managing Director, Northern Europe, Pfaff Sewing Machines, ‘In conversation’ discussed Pfaff Sewing Machines sponsorship of the arts and support for makers, with a focus on the six year association with Karina.
Paul Laikin, Director at Unanico gave an overview of the company’s recent collaboration with Made in the Middle exhibitor AndrewTanner to create the English Hedgerow ceramic design and associated smartphone application.
Glass Artist Vanessa Cutler, talked about her experience and knowledge within the field of architectural glass and waterjet cutting and how this area of her practice has developed.
In addition please click here to download an ‘In conversation’ article between Silversmith Esther Lord and independent curator Kate Stoddart. Following Esther’s recent collaboration with Nokia to explore forms and surfaces in metal, Kate and Esther discuss the impact of the project on her personal practice.
The seminar event was is in connection with Made in the Middle Contemporary craft from across the Midlands