Mobile Makers Forum #1
30 and 31 July
14 investigators, 9 institutions
A commitment to the idea of museums as incubators
Join us as we explore how museums, universities and industry can come together to offer innovative future products and services. Register for an event or just drop in. Come early though. We believe that once you’re here, you won’t want to leave.
The Hub, University of Canberra, Bruce
Contact [email protected]
In 2015 the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra submitted an Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Fund grant to establish a major new research facility, the first travelling creative digital research laboratory in Australia. Mobile Makers establishes a new network of 14 researchers from 9 organisations, together with 10 members of STEM & STEAM reference groups to create a major national research facility.
The research converges in four themes: Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Participatory Curatorship; Future Heritage & Materialised Narratives.
Mobile Makers aims to experiment with innovative digital design and manufacturing processes, engaging especially with the Small-to-Medium Enterprise sector and craft-based designers and producers.
Through this experimentation, Mobile Makers will encourage entrepreneurship and industry-linkages across a network of practitioners holding local know-how which is currently distributed tacitly around regional as well as metropolitan Australia.
The Mobile Makers network is dedicated to accessing and disseminating specialist knowledge and creative practices in location-specific industries and craft practices presently isolated around the country.
The core members of the network are: The University of Canberra; CBR Innovation Network; Curtin University; Australian National Maritime Museum; Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences; University of NSW; University of South Australia; RMIT University; and Questacon.