It was great to host Jonathan Atkinson from Carbon Coop / People Powered Retrofit on Saturday 14th of May. There was a fully booked and packed room at Tod College and some great feedback from those that came.
Here’s a couple of quick reports from Jonathan.
A big thanks to everyone who attended the workshop on Saturday, we’re reviewing your feedback and planning next steps, but there is clearly a lot of interest to build on.
HacktionLab presents “That tech is mine!”: a hacktionlab / barnCamp Reunion – featuring workshops and discussions on alt-media, radical tech collectives, right to repair, free and open source software, the maker mentality, and the old hacker ethic.
Bring what you expect to find
Dates – Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, and Sunday 12th June 2022
Workshops will take place in the Makerspace – Todmorden Makery and other rooms in Todmorden College. We will be camping in a scenic and sheltered location within Todmorden which is 10 mins walk to the college. Cost: £25 covers room hire for venue and 2 meals (Sat lunch and Sun brunch – vegetarian with vegan options) – payable on arrival – please add any allergies to the comments section of the form.
Arrive with ideas of what you want to share and we’ll work together to create a schedule for the weekend. While this is an unconference and you are free to arrive with rough ideas. It is helpful to have some workshops planned and shared in advance. If you can please do add on to the workshops page here see our wiki page for the Event
Learn about energy efficiency and making home improvements
Sat : 10.00 – 11.30 : 14th May 2022 ; FREE Makery Workshop – Todmorden College Followed by drop in advice session 11.30 – 12.30
What do we mean when we talk about energy efficiency and retrofit? In this short, beginners guide we explore basic ideas and concepts, helping you get to grips with how you might reduce energy bills, improve your property and make your home a little bit greener.
For: householders interested in energy efficiency and domestic retrofit, housing association staff, housing co-ops and landlords. Trainers: Jonathan Atkinson
What would you like to do or to see happen at the Makery next?
Friday : 11.30 – 13.00 : 8th April 2022 (rescheduled)
Makery Workshop – Todmorden College
Come share your ideas for what activities we should organise at the Makery.
We are a member-run space. Mostly we have been building up drop-ins which are going great. Also recently there have been some great one-off workshops run by volunteers. But we might want to do more and we also have a budget to pay workshop leaders who can’t volunteer.
Come to this event to decide
This event is to ask our members, friends and partners What we should do next.
Or in other words what would you like to see at the Makery.
Workshops for Spring and Summer – paid and volunteer-run
Ongoing Projects we should make happen as volunteers
Partnerships with other groups or freelancers
What resources should we buy to encourage making and fixing at our drop-ins
Other ideas for activities to attract a range of people?
How can we remove any barriers to people using our space?