The active and creative meaning of the word Making is the first key-concept of the conference and the centre focus, and the first key-concept of the conference. The making of something in something, a material, renders a focus on the physical and material aspects of making. Materiality is as such the second key-concept of the conference. The third key-concept of the conference, knowledge, emphasizes the need to understand Making as both a knowledge-based and a knowledge-generating process.
The conference takes an educational perspective on these key concepts. Questions asked, are:
- How can education in the Making Professions prepare the future citizens to identify and solve possible future challenges?
- What are the possible meanings, functions and consequences of materiality and material-related knowledge in such a context?
The conference acknowledges the multiplicity of meanings around the Making Professions. Critical and constructive exchange of ideas and debate will be welcomed. Therefore, in addition to the key-note speeches, time is provided for two larger panel discussions, and for prepared peer-response on presented papers.