Leanne Fischler is a young emergent designer who completed a one month internship at MAKLab in August 2015 in between her third and fourth year studying product design at DJCAD. More recently, she has returned to MAKLab to run a bookbinding workshop and we took the opportunity to catch up with her progress. We asked Leanne to write a guest blog to share her experience as an intern at MAKLab and how it has impacted her practice.
You may not believe it but our (unwritten) job descriptions at MAKLab often include responding to the weird and wonderful requests which land in our email inbox. When that particular request, however, came from the Mugstock Festival asking us to team up with Sustrans to build a kinetic sculpture on a bicycle theme, we were well up for the challenge.
On the 18th of November 2016, we were most glad to host Annette Street Primary School’s pupils for a session of our 3D Print Yourself an Action Hero workshop, here at MAKLab. This workshop was a special prize awarded to the students for their entry in the primary school architecture design competition held at the Govanhill Baths Trust in June 2016.
Ready, Steady... Go! 48 hrs to rethink our approach to textiles! Following on in the Re_wind 1026 series, our Glasgow Studio Manager Kirsty Mooney tells us all about RE_SEW, one of the first projects she was involved with when she started out with our team.
This project is very close to our heart at MAKLab as we are big fans of the work of the Glasgow Women's Library, especially at the moment, during these turbulent political times. Our Education & Outreach coordinator Delphine Dallison had previously worked with them during their 21 Revolutions project and we were delighted when they approached us again to ask us to work on the design and manufacture of the commemorative "plaques" to be dotted around the shelves of the library in their new Bridgeton premises.
How many different materials have you been in contact with today? Everything from your clothes, electronics, furniture and your surroundings are made of different materials created in different processes, likely from different countries. How often have you taken some time to appreciate those materials, how cold or warm they are to touch, how they smell, how they feel to bend, break or squish?