Calling all thinkers and tinkerers to be a part of the first International Summit on Critical and Transformative Making!
TRANSFORMAKING 2015 is a summit that brings together makers, scientist, hackers, bricoleurs, researchers, artists, designers and other interdisciplinary practitioners from across the globe in a series of Residency and Research Program, Symposium, Exhibition, Fair, and Satellite Projects.
As with many other societies, Indonesia has a distinct maker culture that goes back centuries. The rise of collective movements in the network culture following the digital revolution — with associated terms such as DIY (do-it-yourself), DIWO (do-it-with-others), open source, maker and hacker spaces — only reinvigorates and replicates traditional production practices at the grass-roots level: verbal passing of knowledge both vertical (between generations) and horizontal (among community members), voluntary communal division of labour, inventiveness to overcome limited infrastructures, driven by the need to find solutions for a better life rather than personal profit. Our forefathers were the genuine makers.
The burgeoning maker movement has been receiving growing recognition as it demonstrates great potential to address concerns and provide innovative solutions at a local, citizen level where established socio-political systems fail. As the makers and associated maker culture come into contact with large industries, they run the risk of being reduced into commodities. A critical attitude is essential to keep the maker movement genuine with lessons from our forefathers in mind and catalyze practices create solutions and sustainable implementations in a process of transformative making — or Transformaking.
This summit aims to:
– Create a forum for all stakeholders to discuss various views, practices, questions, and issues in the realm of critical making movement
– Exhibit projects that create tangible, transformative solutions at a citizen level
– Produce usable tools and define dissemination strategies for catalyzing local transformations globally
Full information about the Transformaking 2015 OPEN CALL, please go to www.transformaking.org