THIS IS IT! joins forces with Makerversity

This Wednesday 29 Jan, we are set to hold a breakfast event for London-based Creative Employment Programme interns and apprentices in Somerset House, using maker space Makerversity as a venue.


Makerversity is a shared working and learning space in the belly of Somerset House that has brought together wearable technologists, chemists, 3D printers, architects, film makers, urban farmers, digital knitters, product designers and engineers to name a few. In their creativity incubator, they provide affordable clean and messy spaces for experimentation and ideas generation, event space and a staggering array of tools – all aimed at exploring ideas for social change.

Makerversity founders Tom Tobia, Joseph Smith, Paul Smyth and Andy Merritt established the space to aid experimentation, employability and enterprise – a driving force of our THIS IS IT! events, and making it a perfect venue. The morning will focus on post-placement opportunities and networking for the participants, followed by a 3D printing workshop led by Makerversity. Talking about the event, Tom Tobia says “We’re really excited to be hosting THIS IS IT!. As well as being a new central london home for maker start-ups we’re developing an unrivalled employability focused learning programme here and we think it fits brilliantly. Our member Dejan will be running a 3D printing workshop through his company PlayKide which is a great opportunity to learn about this burgeoning manufacturing technique and get making.”

Last week Makerversity spoke to creative education platform Let’s Be Brief about their reinvigoration of DIY culture – read the interview here.

The breakfast is the first of 2014’s THIS IS IT! professional development days – keep an eye on this blog and our Eventbrite and Facebook pages for details of upcoming events.



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