University of Technology Sydney

94727 Makers Culture: Rapid, Creative Making




In this subject, students learn the power of making. Making allows bringing ideas into tangible experiences and learning from those experiences. Making also develops the visual and kinaesthetic thinking abilities essential in any creative practice. Students are working each week on a new iteration of an artifact to develop the abilities necessary for making. Artifacts are used here in a broad sense as it could be an object or performance (e.g., a meeting). Students learn different aspects of making, including how to imagine and visualise ideas, tell a story through an artifact and how to think through tactile interactions with diverse materials. It establishes an experimental and “fail-forward” attitude. At the end of the subject, students co-create a unique experience through their made artifacts. Participants can take these learnings into any project to succeed through making.

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