A one-day symposium and book launch examining DIY citizenship in making, activism and design.

Wednesday 28th May, 10am – 6pm

Hosted by UWE Bristol’s Digital Cultures Research Centre at the Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, Bristol

To mark the UK launch of DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media (MIT Press), this one-day symposium welcomes DIY Citizenship co-editor Professor Megan Boler – University of Toronto for a keynote and discussion with Professor Ian Hargreaves – Cardiff University – PI on the UK Creative Citizens research project, followed by a day of dialogue about DIY citizenship in making, activism and design.

Boler and Hargreaves will be joined by contributors to the DIY Citizenship collection, researchers and active participants in DIY culture in the UK to critically examine forms of DIY citizenship that have emerged in recent years.

Sessions will look at:

DIY Making – Shawn Sobers and Mandy Rose from UWE Bristol

DIY Design – Joel McKim from Birkbeck, Ann Light from Northumbria University and Katerina Alexiou from the Open University

DIY Activism – Red Chidgey from King’s College London and Amy Spencer, author of DIY: the rise of lo-fi culture

Advance registration is essential as spaces are limited. Reserve your spot via Eventbrite

Fee: £15 includes lunch and all-day refreshments

The DIY Citizenship Symposium is convened by Mandy Rose and Amy Spencer for the DCRC

Questions? Please contact us at diycitizens@gmail.com

More information coming soon.