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Upcoming Events

Roundtable: Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Engineering in 2023 and our future

Thursday, 23rd March, 16:30 CET/10:30 EST, online

We are thrilled to invite you to our upcoming roundtable discussion. Secure your spot and join us for an enlightening conversation with brilliant minds in the field.

re:publica 2023: 5-7 June 2023

re:publica Berlin, the festival for the digital society will take place from 5-7 June 2023 at Arena Berlin and Festsaal Kreuzberg with the motto “CASH”. The Call for Participation is now open for all those interested!

HASTAC 2023: 8-10 June 2023

We’re happy to announce that our proposal, “Six Arguments why Critical Making is open, local and connected, social and diverse, reflexive, impactful, joyful and meaningful,” has been accepted for the 2023 HASTAC conference. Stay tuned for more information!

Past Events

Critical Making Mentoring
Programme 2022-23

The Critical Making Mentoring Programme is firmly underway, and giving rise to fruitful and meaningful discussions amongst mentors and mentees. Learn about our upcoming mentoring session, demo week, and more!

Critical Making at FabFest Bali 2022

The critical making project’s contribution on  “How Critical Makers Propose Alternative Futures“ was chosen as the best paper at FabFest Bali. Watch Regina Sipos’ session where she spoke on the research paper’s key insights and findings.

Sneak peaks from Critical Making @ re:publica
– the festival for digital society!

Why Critical Making? What’s Critical about Making or is Making Critical?

Regina Sipos, a social entrepreneur and researcher at the intersection of society and technology, challenged Garnet Hertz, an internationally recognised designer and electronic artist, known for his work on critical making.

Time for a game!

Sandra Mamitzsch & Barbara Kieslinger took over Home Base for 60 Minutes of joyful and playful exploration of the criticality in making. They invited participants to play the Critical Making game to reflect on how critical, sustainable and responsible your making is.

Part of the New European Bauhaus Festival 2022

The Festival brings together citizens from all walks of life to debate and shape our future landscape. It is an opportunity to explore the New European Bauhaus values of beauty, sustainability and togetherness, and their power to address societal challenges. Critical Making is a proud partner on the festival side events. Alexander Kutschera, Susanne Grunewald and Melanie Stilz hosted a spotlight on Critical Making as an approach towards better education.

Critical making kick-off webinar

Interactive Workshop:
Exploring Critical Making

In March 2021, we kick-started our project with an Interactive Workshop: Exploring Critical Making. We hosted a conversation with experts of experimental research approaches and makers on how they are using new, different, hands-on research methods to shape the maker community to be more inclusive.

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Together we can build an inclusive and sustainable future of making. We would love to hear from you if you want to join any of our activities or propose an idea!