In the autumn of 2016, I was the first maker-in-residence at the theatre and photography museums, in Helsinki. I spent a week in the museum of theatre and a week in the photography museum. It was an extremely interesting fortnight.
In the short amount of time I was there, I tried to bridge Helsinki’s tech and culture communities in various ways. I invited local makers into the museums for a social event, created a Processing sketch for archive imagery, took some museum professionals to a maker space, and demonstrated some of the possibilities of 3D scanning and printing. I also gave several talks to different groups, and made drawing robots and puppets with children, on the museum’s ‘family day’.
It was an ERASMUS Creative Museums project.
You can read my residency blog here, and see a couple of sample posts below: