Virtual Reality in Bucharest

by Deborah Rodrigues Moreira, Berlin GabLab/ Gluck Workshops Seeing children trying VR for the very first time is always a pleasure! I wonder for how long I’ll witness such wonder with this new technology, because I want children to feel this in every workshop I do with them. In Bucharest, I was invited by Anca…

Making in Berlin

Sabine Little, University of Sheffield I spent a month on secondment in Berlin – an interesting experience, as a native German who hasn’t lived in the country for well over 20 years! With my specialism hat on in relation to working with multilingual families, my visit to Klax! Kreativwerkstatt confirmed what I already knew from my…

Makerspaces in Iceland and the Inclusion of Disabled Students

Antonios Ktenidis, School of Education, University of Sheffield In August 2018 I went on a monthly secondment in Iceland (Reykjavik)  for the MakEYproject, exploring the accessibility of makerspaces to disabled students. Soon after my arrival I received an invitation from Dr Solveig Jakobsdottir to her place, where an informal, introductory meeting to the Icelandic MakEY…

MakEY Project Visit to Colombia

By Mark Payne, University of Sheffield This was an amazing secondment that saw me hosted by Raul and his team at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB), in Medellín. Medellin is probably one of the most enchanting places you will visit, full of great people, modern infrastructure and a blend of Spanish and Latin American influences…

Makerspaces & Accessibility for Dis/abled Students: Notes from Melbourne

Antonios Ktenidis, Doctoral Researcher in the School of Education, University of Sheffield. Supervisors: Professor Dan Goodley and Dr Kirsty Liddiard Antonios went on a secondment for the MakEY project in Melbourne from February 2018 to the beginning of April 2018. As Antonios’ thesis draws on Critical Disability Studies (Goodley, 2013) in Education, the main purpose…

Virtual MakEY space: Pushing creative boundaries with Virtual Reality

by Bobby Nisha, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield As a research team member, I had the opportunity to go on a secondment to Reykjavik, Iceland for a month. I spent about a month at the university and had the opportunity to meet with the MakEY project research team in Iceland. I…

Modulab visit Bucharest

by Mark Payne, Svava Pétursdóttir, Monica Mitarcă Mark Payne We – Mark, Monica and Svava – visited the Modulab makerspace in Bucharest. Behind the metal gates of a fairly mundane Bucharest residential street lies a really lovely plot containing a large makerspace workshop plus additional ‘heavy engineering’ and kitchen facilities all set under large mature…

Making Techne, Techne in the Making

By Jon M. Wargo, Boston College, USA In April 2018, I had the opportunity to present at the American Educational Research Association (AERA). In a session titled “Techné in the Making: Literacies, Technologies, and Wonder in Research and Practice,” I, alongside session participants, took up Susan Delagrange’s (2011) Technologies of Wonder: Rhetorical Practice in a…