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Why should we make more?

What is the future of manufacturing in Scotland? And how can designers make it more visible?

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Despite assertions that manufacturing is still at the heart of our economy, factories have become largely invisible in our towns and cities, employing fewer and fewer people. What is the future of manufacturing in Scotland? And how can designers make it more visible?

In the face of depleting resources, climate change, etc., what is morally at stake for designers, makers and manufacturers in making yet more and more stuff? Or are the conditions right for another industrial revolution spurred on by new digital technologies? Can better collaborations between consumers, designers and manufacturers be the answer to rethinking the production model and improving living standards?

Join speakers from design and industry leading the charge to make Scotland’s manufacturing more visible, and more viable.

Contributors:

Alec Farmer, Founder of Trakke Ltd; Chris Gaffney, MD Johnstons of Elgin; Clare Cooper, (Co-Founder, ellihome); Fi Duffy-Scott, Founder of Make Works; Clive Gillman (Chair), Director of Creative Industries for Creative Scotland.

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