Maker Takeover Huntingdon // 2018

A new model for cultural and creative industries support

For the opening of the fabulous iMET centre at Alconbury Weald, Huntingdon, we developed Maker Takeover: a day-into-evening event perfect for SMEs, creative businesses, innovators, tech people, artists, and those interested in finding out about leading-edge technologies. It took place on 17 May 2018.


Maker Takeover, Huntingdon // May 2018

Our aim was for the Takeover to be an informal and vibrant showcase for the region’s rich talent across art and technology, delivering a programme of talks, workshops, mentoring, and performance, with plenty of opportunity for networking. Attendees explored technologies and ideas such as virtual and augmented reality, smart cities data, and artist innovation projects. In the evening, a series of extraordinary creative digital performances took centre stage.

More than 70 people from across the arts, tech, and innovation sectors came to the first Maker Takeover, later describing it as “amazing, phenomenal, unique” and “ truly innovative and inspiring”. This is definitely a model we’ll be rolling out to other places in the future.

Artists

Maker Fair

Lee Mason // Steve Upton // Kieran Steels // Department of Difficult Spaces // Henry Driver // Payne Hurt // One to One Development Trust


Workshops

Installation Required


Speakers

Adrian Storey


Audio Visual Performances

Laica // Miri Kat // Graham Dunning


Photography

Matthew Usher


Associates

  • Smart Cambridge

  • VAR Club

  • Airborne Drones

  • Iotic Labs

  • iMET

  • Guerilla Kitchen

  • Outstanding Events Company

  • Urban & Civic

Partners

  • Arts Council England
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority