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UCL Materials Innovation Network Event

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Opening Hours: 
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
  • Are you a scientist developing new materials?
  • Are you a designer looking to make your products more sustainable?
  • Are you an artist, inspired by materials old and new?
  • Are you a local organisation / business, looking to make connections for new projects?

Join us in bringing together the materials community to work towards a UCL-supported Materials Innovation Network, with a review of Raw Materials: Plastics, a collaborative project and exhibition between Bow Arts and UCL. Help to shape a future Materials Innovation Network, which aims to anticipate and identify industry, practitioner and consumer needs; highlighting desires and challenges using themes such as heritage, sustainability, well-being and ethics as an innovative lens through which to examine certain materials, such as plastics.

Our vision for the Network will be shared and we invite you to contribute to that vision. Insights gleaned through the Raw Materials: Plastics project will be presented and used as starting-off points for wider discussions about the future direction of the network and the possibilities for new idea generation and collaboration. Speakers from the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, UCL Innovation & Enterprise and Bow Arts will be attending.

Please note, doors will open from 6pm with the talks / discussion beginning at 6.30pm. Networking will follow the talks with refreshments / snacks provided.

Raw Materials: Plastics was made possible through generous support from the National Lottery’s Heritage Fund and UCL departments, Institute for Sustainable Heritage, Institute of Making and Slade School of Fine Art and Department of Art History.

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Access Information

Nunnery Gallery has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email or call 020 8980 7774 (Ext. 3)

Travel Information

Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 10am to 5pm
Address: Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.

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