The dates for the 2017 MakeLab Visiting School are from 18-22 April 2017. You will be requested to arrive in Hooke park on the evening of 17 April and depart in the morning of 23 April. For more information on travel options please see below.
You can register for the workshop by completing the online application found at the AA Visiting School page. If you are not able to make an online application, email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions to pay by bank transfer.
Once you complete the online application and make a full payment, you are registered to the programme. All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required, after payment of fees, the AA School can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.
In case you have any questions regarding the registration you can contact the AA Visiting School staff via email@example.com.
Previous experience with specific software or hardware technologies used in the workshop is not necessary, although a general knowledge of digital design and digital fabrication practices will be beneficial. Experience with 3D modelling will useful but is not required, and registered participants will be contacted prior to the workshop about recommended software installation and recommended readings. The team based approach in this workshop means that generally everyone finds a rewarding position within the groups, as there will be several different tasks ranging from physical model making and prototyping to advanced digital modeling and scripting. The workshop structure ensures that every participant will gain knowledge of all aspects of the design+build process, by being part of the team-based work flow and through the sharing of experiences throughout the workshop.
INFO FOR PARTICIPANTS:
MakeLab participants need to arrange their own transport to and from Hooke Park. Map and directions are available here. Participants should arrive at Hooke Park on the evening of Monday 17 April, for the start of activities on Tuesday 18 April.
For participants traveling by train from London, a mini-bus will pick-up from Crewkerne station at 21:00 (to meet the train that departs London Waterloo Station at 18:20 and arrives at Crewkerne at 20:53). Train tickets can be bought online at www.thetrainline.com). The train journey takes around 2 hours 30 minutes so its recommend to plan your travel carefully and bring food for the journey.
Participants arriving by train at other times will need to arrange their own taxis to Hooke Park. The phone number for the local taxi company is 01460 75088, it is recommended to make a reservation at least 2 hours in advance. Alternatively, students may bring their own cars to Hooke Park, use satnav postcode DT8 3PH to find your destination.
On departure, there will be a mini-bus drop-off at Crewkerne Station on the morning of Sunday 23 April (if necessary some participants could leave on Saturday night by booking a taxi to the station but it is recommended to stay until the Sunday morning).
During MakeLab, the Hooke Park mini-bus will be used for transportation to local destinations as part of the programme.
Breakfast, lunch and evening meals will be provided in the Hooke Park refectory, starting with breakfast at 9am on Tuesday 18 April. We’ll have a barbecue party on the final evening. Generally, meals provided are vegetarian; please inform us of any other dietary needs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sleeping accommodation is provided in shared same-sex twin rooms, each with en-suite WC and shower pods. Bedding is provided. Participants must bring their own towels and toiletries.
The nights can be cold and the English weather is often wet so bring suitably warm and waterproof clothing. Also, we will be working in the outdoors and in the woods, so bring strong shoes/boots and some rough/old clothing.
Computing and Internet:
Computing facilities are available in the workshop studio, and participants are requested to bring their own laptops if possible. Wi-fi is available in the campus buildings.
Participants are requested to have the latest version of Rhino and Grasshopper installed before the start of the workshop. A free trial version of Rhino can be downloaded from the Rhino3D website.