Events Space at COLLECT – Monday 11 May, 11.15am – Matthew Howard

COLLECT 2015 – Beyond Craft – Crafts Council

The Crafts Council’s 2014 research Measuring the Craft Economy found that craft skills in industries beyond the creative sector generate over £2.4bn GVA per year. Here, textile artist Karina Thompson, with her collaborator Dr Matthew Howard, King’s College London, and Chloe Meineck share their experiences of working in the fields of medical wearable technology and the internet of things.

In addition to Monday’s scheduled talks, members of the Crafts Council’s Talent Development team will be on-hand in the Events Space ready to answer questions about careers in craft and making for students and teachers, new and established makers alike. Monday tickets are half-price for college and university students – please see the ticket link for further details.