[NetBehaviour] January at Access Space

Jake Harries jakeharries at gmail.com
Sun Jan 5 18:16:28 CET 2020

Happy New Year!

Greetings from Sheffield.

Coming up this month we have
* Tue 14 January - 3D Printing Workshop
* Sat/Sun 18/19 January - Collective Economics - a micro course in
practical models for sustainability
* Tue 28th Jan - Craft & Vinyl Cutting Workshop
* Fri 31 Jan - The Two Sarahs, an exhibition by Brian Daines

For details of the above...see below

Coming up soon as part of our Introduction to Digital Making & Fabrication
for Artists, with details to be announced in the next few days are
* Tue 3th Feb - Introduction to Python Programming
* Tue 11th Feb - Introduction to Processing
* Sat 22nd Feb - Trash Lab! - have fun and be creative with e-waste,
redundant technology, trashed consumer products! Or bring something broken
and we'll help you fix it...

...and as part of Access Space's 20th Birthday Celebrations
* Sat 21st March - Creating Blender Animations with Antonio Roberts


3D Printing Workshop
Tuesday 14th January 2020, 1pm-6pm

Ideal for people new to 3D printing or those wanting a refresher
course,this hands-on session will guide you through every step of the 3D
printing process. You will learn how to design simple 3D models with
TinkerCAD and the process of setting up and calibrating a 3D printer.
Please note that due to the duration of the printing process your model
will be available for collection the following week.

Your tutor will be artist Toni Buckby www.tonibuckby.com

Places are £30 and limited to 6 for this workshop so please book as soon as
you can.
Book a place here

For more info please email jake at access-space.org


Collective Economics
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 January

Collective Economics is micro course which forms part of the new
initiative, the British College of Mutual Aid. Current members are the
Foodhall project (https://www.foodhallproject.org/), Access Space (
https://access-space.org/) and Redhaus books (http://www.redhausbooks.com/)
in Sheffield.

The two day event explores how we organise in a collective way by
exchanging theories of best practice and alternative economics, the
practical models needed to sustain social, architectural and creative
collectives and the hurdles we all face as the social movement has more

The British College of Mutual Aid is an alternative to current education.
With a goal to enable everyone, over time, to contribute to the collective
knowledge to enhance a wider scope of views. Including views which don't
have any academic platform. Overcoming the age and financial boundaries of
current UK education system by open and equal access. Over the weekend
 participants and collaborators are invited to come, live together over a
two day period in a more immersive and alternative approach to learning and
teaching one other.

This idea is in it's infancy and this is the first event under this banner.
It is currently led by a small network of members of independent radical
spaces, and members of the international EASA community. These learning and
creative exchanges exist beyond traditional academic or formal frameworks,
but are qualifiable by the mutual agreement and consensus of the attendees.

Contributing to this event

*Fran Edgerly+maybe others, of Assemble London (

* Dougald Hine of the Dark Mountain Project (https://dark-mountain.net/)has
recorded an interview especially for this event about his work and creating
effective networks of self-organising projects.

* Monika Kostera, academic and author of Occupy Management! (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monika_Kostera) in discussion about
self-organizing and self-managing of organizations, and collective work for
the common good, via Skype

* Larisa Blazic, artist and academic, researching how Blockchain can
empower local communities (http://www.e-w-n-s.net/)

*Susie Steed, co-founder of the Brixton Pound (http://brixtonpound.org/)

* Maria pastuskh. SESAM slavaytich .

*Elina Dzinovic, EASA Real.

+more (to be announced)

Please note that there will be a ticket price to suit you. Not being able
to afford it shouldn't be an obstacle to attending.
Tickets available at:

We are looking for more venues who would be happy to deliver programmes
under the  banner, British College of Mutual Aid.

For info email jake at access-space.org


Craft and Vinyl Cutting Workshop
Tuesday 28th January 1pm-6pm

Learn how to create your own cut-outs, stencils, stickers, packaging and
paper engineering projects with this day course
You will be introduced to the excellent open source graphics editor
Inkscape and gain the skills to translate your designs in vinyl, paper or
card using the vinyl cutter.

Places are limited to 6 per workshop so please book as soon as you can.
Any questions please email jake at access-space.org

Workshop places are £16 available here:


The Two Sarahs, an exhibition by Brian Daines
Opening Fri 31 Jan 6pm-8pm
Exhibition Wed-Fri until 24 Feb

The Two Sarahs: Living with Chronic Illness

Facebook event

Brian Daines is an abstract painter living in Sheffield. His paintings and
photography explore the impact of the hidden, whether it be in the
unconscious, in past history or somewhere in the present.

Both Sarahs have lived with a number of years adjusting their life to the
effects and uncertainties of living with the effects of chronic illness.
For both of them this has involved limitations on the possibilities in
their lives that most of us take for granted
freedom from pain, normal energy and
physical ability to pursue employment, not feeling dependant on daily
medications and so on.
Sarah 1 has life
threatening cancer with regular health crises. Sarah 2 has the
lasting effects of endometriosis and the surgery that was needed for this
At the exhibition opening each Sarah will talk about the experiences they
have, and Brian Daines about how he creates his work around the subject of
the hidden.


The arts programme at Access Space if funded with public money by the
National Lottery through Arts Council England.



All the best

Jake Harries, Director of Arts and Innovation
www.access-space.org  +44(0)114 249 5522
@accessspace facebook.com/accessspace
3-7 Sidney St, Sheffield, S1 4RG, UK
jake at access-space.org
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