Written and organised by Neeraja Dhorde, Post-Grad Community Ambassador (MA Graphic Design Communication, Camberwell College of Arts) in collaboration with Makerspace Community. Documentation by Johnny Wilkes (Post Grad Community Ambassador, CSM)
For the first term of the year, it is essential to get acquainted with the resources in the University and make use of them and the academics as and when required. There are times when these resources are not available due to the high volume of students enrolling for them and that is when the Makerspace Community comes in.
Makerspace is a space in Camberwell College of Arts, situated in the 24 hour learning zone. It is open all 7 days of the week for 24 hours and has got some equipment for making such as 3D printers, VR gear, Sewing machine, Photo-booth, Printers, Spray Painting area, etc which can be accessed by all the students throughout UAL. On Wednesday Nov 27th, a talk by Taslim Martin was held in collaboration with the Makerspace community in the learning zone, which was attended by Post Graduate students from across all 6 colleges.
Taslim is a specialist technician in the 3D ceramics workshop at Camberwell, whose practice involves using 3D printers in the process of sculpting ceramic models.
In the times when the technology is fast developing, it is essential to blend the traditional techniques of making with the digital ones. He shared his process and thinking behind the making. A lot of students were interested in knowing the digital techniques and software processing, while others were fascinated by how he blends the art of ceramics with 3D printing.
The talk was insightful for the students in terms of learning new ways of making and going hand in hand with the digital fabrication methods. Thanks to the Makerspace facilitators Anna Tsuda and Katarina Athina for being supportive and partnering up for the event. This talk has opened new doors of opportunities for the post grad students and we feel happy to announce that we are planning many more of such insightful talks and workshops to come in for the next term.
Watch this space for more updates to come.
About the event organiser
Neeraja Dhorde studies MA Graphic Design Communication at Camberwell College of Arts and is a UAL Post-Grad Community Ambassador.
With a student from each college, our Post-Grad Community Ambassadors are your point of contact at your college. They organise their own events, open to all postgraduate students across UAL and help us to deliver and write about other Post-Grad Community activity.