Krissie Nicolson FRSA, founder of East End Trades Guild, looks at how maker spaces can regenerate local economies and empower communities to shape their cities.
Articles & Blogs
21st December 2015
The recent RSA Makers Summit saw the Benjamin Franklin room transformed into a mini makerspace. Here Keeley Davies and Josie Warden reflect on the power of the event.
Spending time in nature and creating things by hand are both deeply satisfying. One man’s mission of getting as many uses as possible from a single tree illustrates this point, and provides an interesting take on the RSA’s ...
From 3d printing to pottery, and from eco-retrofit classes to Arduino bootcamps - what's driving the maker movement? Benedict Dellot picks out key findings from our new report.
The UK alone spends around 1 billion pounds of gifting freshly cut flowers or indoor plants. Fritha Vincent FRSA explains why tapping into this market could save the lives of impoverished women worldwide.
Entrepreneur Anna Lowe has a mission to create a network of makerspaces across Africa. Here she asks if makers, from Accra to Brixton, could be key to transforming post-consumer waste for a circular economy.
29th October 2015
Artists, designers and makers: a brand new digital innovation grant programme funded by Arts Council England and Innovate UK, is now open for applications.
Manufacturing is often seen as an industry in terminal decline. But our research shows a sector that is becoming leaner, better and more economically viable.
3d printing is not just about creating new toys and gadgets - maker communities and design students across the world have the ability to transform war-torn communities.
We're delighted to announce the 2015 RSA Student Design Award Winners, showcasing the very best emerging designers and innovators - and demonstrating the power of design as a force for positive social change.