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Join the maker community at Maker Assembly


Maker Assembly
will be a one-day gathering of makers taking a critical look at the maker culture: its meaning, politics, history and future. Join us!

The Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire organisers teamed up with other maker events organisers (Brighton Mini Maker Faire and the V&A Digital Programmes) to create a community-run event where we hope makers, artists, designers, academics will connect and share their experience.

The event takes place on Saturday, 24th October 2015 at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London as part of the Crafts Council’s nationwide Make:Shift:Do programme.

Thanks to the support of our sponsors, the event is free to attend, but we will take a £10 deposit at booking, which will be refunded on the day for those who attend. We want to ensure the event is as accessible as possible, so some travel bursaries are available for those coming from outside London. Please see the Eventbrite page. A lunch will also be provided.


Dean Brown – A London-based designer with an interest in concept retail, narrative driven installations and cultural artifacts.

Liz Corbin – Researcher, maker, collector, curator and eternal student of materials. Founder of Open Workshop Network.

Tomas Diez – Making stuff at Fab Lab Barcelona – IAAC. Smart Citizen and Studio P52 co-founder. Urbanist and technologist

Janet Gunther – An American/British activist, anthropologist, co-founder of the Restart Project.

Nat Hunter – Strategic director at Machines Room makerspace.

Phoenix Perry – Professor, CS PhD researcher, game company owner, artist, programmer, game designer, activist and lunatic extraordinaire.

Dr. Rebecca Ross – Communication Design Course Leader at Central Saint Martins. Working at the intersection of visual culture, interaction design, and urban studies.

Adrian Smith – Researcher of society, technology and politics at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex.

James Tooze – Design consultant, researcher and lecturer at Royal College of Art.

This event is supported by the Comino Foundation, the Craft Council and the Victoria and Albert Museum. 

For more information, see the Maker Assembly website.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite.


Unfortunately after trying our hardest to find a way to make Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire 2015 happen, it appears not to be possible but we’re working hard to return in 2016!

If you missed the past events, or just want to know what our Maker Faire is about, check out our photos, and the video below:

If you’d like to receive updates about our event please sign-up to our mailing list and follow up on twitter and facebook.

Navigating the subway of Elephant & Castle

We are aware that many people will be new to the area so we’ve prepared a simplified map of the area to help navigate from the shopping centre, National Rail and London Underground stations.


Café Menu

On Saturday we’ll have a selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks available in the café for visitors as well as a number of lunch options for those looking to purchase lunch. There will also be a picnic area for those bringing their own lunches.

Lunch Menu

Mushroom Soup with Bread & Butter – £3.00

Chicken Curry & Rice – £4.50
BBQ Chicken Wrap – £4.50

Vegetarian Options
Makhani Dhal with Pilau Rice – £4.50
Soya Chili Peppers Wrap – £4.50

Floor Plan and Schedule Released!

After much tinkering and iteration we’ve finally been able to publish a floor plan and schedule for this Saturday’s Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire 2014!

We’re really proud of what the amazing support we’ve had from all the volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and teachers who are helping to bring this event to you!

Floor Plan