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Maker Theory

My practice aims to engage communities in relation to heritage settings and museum collections seeking social meaning and impact through self-representation and inclusive, democratic interpretation, finding ways to promote equality, diversity and inclusion is a fundamental aspect of this approach. 

‘Maker Theory’ was conceptualised through my Masters in museum studies, to provide a process to engage a broader more diverse audience with heritage environments and museum collections and a critical approach to interpretation. It provides a process to tell multiple, complex and meaningful stories and explore inter-cultural connections made through object and place making interpretation, allowing erased, marginalised and silenced voices to be raised in museum and heritage environments. 

The short video below explores maker theory in relation to teaching with objects and was part of an online conference funded through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme Nov 2020. 

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