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I can make that myself: Maker Culture and Learning

Part of our This is Concordia. Now speaker series and presented in partnership with Thinking Out Loud

Date and time
Date & time

April 19, 2018
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Room York Theatre, Room EV-1.605
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex
1515 St. Catherine W.
Sir George Williams Campus



Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible



Advancement and Alumni Relations


Kristina Ramsay

“Maker” culture is a form of DIY culture that encourages individuals to create their — mostly technology-based — inventions. In this talk, Ann-Louise Davidson will guide you through the intriguing world of maker culture and maker spaces.

Ann-Louise Davidson Ann-Louise Davidson seen through a 3D printer she is building.

Ann-Louise Davidson is Concordia University Research Chair in Maker Culture and associate director of the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology. Her work focuses on maker culture, social innovation and inclusion; her philosophy is that the digital world is not the preserve of programming experts and it offers educational opportunities to all.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

  • 6 – 8 p.m.
  • York Theatre, EV 1.605 
  • Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex, 1515 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal

After her presentation, Ann-Louise will be joined by CTV reporter Aphrodite Salas, MA 99, for a lively discussion and Q&A.

A reception will follow outside the Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery (FOFA).

  • $10
  • Space is limited.

*If you are not prompted to pay and receive a registration confirmation, you are not registered.


Adam Radomsky

Ann-Louise Davidson, PhD, holds a Concordia University Research Chair in Maker Culture. Her work focuses on maker culture, social innovation, inclusion and innovating with advanced pedagogical approaches and digital technologies. She has expertise in action research methodologies that engage participants in collaborative data collection and meaning-making and hands-on studies in technology and innovation.

She develops innovative workshop concepts that draw on crucial themes, such as global issues, big data, health, sustainability and youth motivation, through concrete maker activities such as building gaming tables, gamepads, wearable computing, pedagogical robotics, and using coding and 3D printing, while engaging marginalized communities.

Aphrodite Salas

 Aphrodite Salas, MA 99, is an award-winning journalist who has worked across Canada and around the world. She comes to CTV Montreal after hosting her own radio show, and anchoring the 6 p.m. news for Global Quebec. Prior to that, she covered national politics on Parliament Hill for CityTV's Toronto and Vancouver stations.

She currently teaches in Concordia’s departments of Political Science and Journalism.

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