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…

A secondment to Sheffield

Hans Christian Arnseth, University of Oslo, Norway In January 2018 I was able to spend a month in Sheffield as part of the MaKEY project. For me this was a very productive and inspiring visit. I was able to present my research in two research seminars, in Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University respectively. It…

Research for VR Design

Dylan Yamada-Rice, Royal College of Art Whilst Deborah Rodrigues (from Berlin FabLab and Gluck Workshops)  was on her previous secondment to Sheffield as part of the MakEY project, we co-taught a session on Research for VR Design to Information Experience Design (IED) students at the Royal College of Art. Details of the session follow. Outline This workshop…

Notes from Bucharest

Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir, University of Akureyri, Iceland Trials, errors and successes I arrived in Bucharest after an 18 hours trip from Akureyri in late October. This was my first trip to Romania, and to Bucharest. I did not know much about the city, mainly that it was known for being the home of the largest…

Makerspaces and Icelandic pre-schools

Anna Elísa Hreiðarsdóttir is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor at the School of Education, University of Akureyri. Anna is a participant in the MakEY project and last October/November spent a month in Bucharest Romania, where she visited schools and makerspaces and participated as a guest in a workshop with the Romanian team.  Her research interests are in…