Makers’ lives in focus: Sheffield

Makers’ Lives in Focus is a collaboration between Jorge Martins (Information School, The University of Sheffield) and Patrick Murphy (Made North) that jointly explores the interplay of place and maker identity.

There will be an event that presents the findings of this research on 24th October at the Arts Tower, Sheffield University. Please see details here http://www.sheffielddesignweek.co.uk/event/makers-lives-focus/

The event publication and short films draw on research conducted by Jorge Martins (2015-2016) on drivers of industrial rejuvenation in old industrial regions, funded by the UK Regional Studies Association. The city of Sheffield was one of the case studies in the project. Emergent findings based on the analysis of in-depth interviews with manufacturing business owners in the Sheffield city region revealed that entrepreneurs are actively involved in the shaping of the city region’s occupational identities, and influence the development of distinctive institutional contexts.

Find out more at www.industrialrejuvenation.org

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