Pigeon Post

Designer Jo Hodge is creating toys and clothing which lets parents and children who are separated through work, illness or family breakdown to communicate online.

In May, Jo and Hazel White are running a workshop as part of Handmade: FutureEverything where you can try out Jo’s tweeting toys, her Skyping scarf  and create your own designs. Jo will make up a selection of the designs (chosen by the public) which will then be displayed online at Pigeon Post.

Handmade: Digital | DIY | Craft, is at Victoria Baths, Manchester May 14 2011, s part of the FutureEverything 2011 Festival in Manchester, England, on 11-14 May 2011.

Other projects include  a brand new VB Arts Commission by Table Top Experiments and Owl Project artist Antony Hall as well as workshops brought to the public by MzTEK (Space Studios, London) and FABlab.

Handmade is about Contemporary craft, digital hacking, interactivities and DIY culture. A new maker community is emerging, connecting the culture of traditional skills and materials with modern-day digital production, distribution and interaction techniques. FutureEverything invites makers to create objects, installations and performances that explore the cross-fertilisation of new and traditional media and materials.

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About Hazel White

Director, Open Change
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