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14 October 2015

#LivingTheResearch: First Steps

Our #livingtheresearch cohort of makers and academics have touched down in China. Meet them on film and catch up with the story so far.

Five makers and four academics make up the team we sent to China to take part in our unique research project into China's makerspaces and maker culture. 

Check out their film capturing their first steps into the world of China's makers.  They've also found time to blog their thoughts and feelings - click on the quotes below to read the full blogs.

"The best makers are driven by a fundamental need to create. Here in Shenzhen also, things must be made."

Asa Calow, co-founder of MadLab's blog 'Things Must Be Made'

"If I can expect anything, it is that I will have my expectations confounded."

Cat Rossi, Design historian and academic writes about 'The Road to China'

"I have a dread-tinged suspicion that by the time you read this post my life will have been changed forever."

Martin Hennessey, journalist turned tech entrepreneur, from his blog piece 'On My Way'

Living Research: Making in China programme is a partnership between the British Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, in collaboration with David Li of Hacked Matter and Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab.

Sponsored by Seeed Studio and Mass Innovation Week, Shenzhen

Supported by Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab