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Monday 28 September 2020
6.00pm—7.00pm

Online

About this Event

We’re back. Join us for the first lockdown edition of Maker Monday of the Autumn on Monday 28th September, our fortnightly slice of online inspiration from the creative and tech worlds.

As always, we will keep the inspiration flowing with some shorter, impactful talks, lots of sharing, content and space for discussion.

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Irini Papadimitriou, FutureEverything (@irini_mirena | @FuturEverything )

Irini Papadimitriou is a curator and cultural manager, whose practice draws on interdisciplinary and critical discourse to explore the impact of technology in society and culture, and the role of art in helping us engage with contemporary issues.

Currently Creative Director at FutureEverything, an arts organisation and innovation lab in Manchester, she was previously Digital Programmes Manager at the V&A and Head of New Media Arts Development at Watermans, curating the exhibitions programme.

Her display, Artificially Intelligent, was exhibited at the V&A in 2018. She has been a co-curator for the Arts & Culture experience at Mozilla Festival and she is co-founder of Maker Assembly, a critical gathering about maker culture. She is an Imperial War Museum Institute Associate and has been a recipient of curatorial research programmes including MOBIUS (Finnish Institute), Art Fund, Mondriaan Fonds and British Council. Irini has served as a jury member for Ars Electronica, Lumen Prize, EU STARTS and ACM Siggraph.Irini will talk about FutureEverything’s work before the pandemic, including their action research and collaborative approach, how they engage critically with technological change, as well as the impact of the pandemic on their practice and response to current challenges.

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Why come to this event?

To learn

Learn from the expertise of individuals in both arts and technology in a collaborative environment.

To collaborate

Forge new collaborative partnerships. There’s also a chance to hear from our Maker Monday project leaders, who are open to collaboration opportunities. You may also be able to share project ideas of your own and get their input.

To network

Find new connections with other like-minded creative individuals, hear from special guests and how they are innovating.

Who should come along?

Coders & makers

Designers, artists & creatives

Entrepreneurs

Data scientists