Fabricating Empathy – workshop

26 Sep 2015
Fabricating Empathy Teaser
26 Sep 2015, 12 – 6pm
How do we communicate and disseminate speculative worlds?

How can we create meaningful experiences using technology to express who we are and where we came from?

SPACE is pleased to announce Fabricating Empathy Teaser: a networked showcase of work-in-process and an Open Forum acting as a teaser for the forthcoming Fabricating Empathy workshop series at SPACE.

Hosted at the new collaborative learning studio Open SPACE, the workshop will run as part of the CoLAB residency programme PROTO///MAKE///BETA at SPACE, Mare Street from October 2015 – May 2016.

For the inaugural teaser event on Saturday 26 Sep from 2.30pm, Andrew Friend and Sitraka Rakotoniaina  will present new work produced by the School of Machines Making and Make Believe Fabricating Empathy workshop attendees in Berlin this week. Three of the workshop participants will be in London to present their work in person and will be answering questions about their experiences of the workshop.

This will be followed by an Open Forum discussion at 4.00pm chaired by Andrew and Sitrakato discuss the development of speculative design proposals through physical making within the context of their current research project 'Very Very Far Away'.

Topics up for discussion include: futures, intergalactic exploration, and what it means to be human experiencing these brave new worlds.

All are welcome.

Fabricating Empathy Workshop Series at Open SPACE:

Featuring CoLAB artists in residence Andrew Friend and Sitraka Rakotoniaina, the Fabricating Empathy programme of workshops and public events will explore the power of empathy in relation to art, technology and networked behaviours.

Whilst learning digital fabrication techniques, designing mechanisms and kinetic sculptures as a way to animate the invisible forces that shape our human behaviour, the workshop series explores empathy as a necessary tool to strengthen human connection and enhance our experiences of life.

The inaugural workshop in the Fabricating Empathy series will run 23 – 24 Oct 2015 [booking will open soon].

For any questions and to sign up for more workshop information please contact Rachel Falconer, Head of Art and Technology, SPACE at rachel@spacestudios.org.uk

The Fabricating Empathy series is part of SPACE Art Technology  2015 / 2016 curatorial leitmotif: This Time With FEELing – a critical programme of residencies, public programming and collaborative learning opportunities interrogating Affective Computing and Emotional Capital in the context of networked culture.

Open Space 
129–131 Mare Street 
London E8 3RH