Backwater studios courtyard
24-28 August. 10am-5pm
In association with Cork Craft Month
The Connections project seeks to engage a community of makers, from traditional to digital, embracing new methods of making. This group originally coalesced around the Benchspace Open Source PPE response over the early months of covid-19 outbreak in Ireland, many of whom have never met in person. To mark the project, members of the group have again collaborated to design and build a structure around themes of loss, achievement, and future connections. The project culminates with participants meeting finally to assemble a structure on site in the courtyard of Backwater studios where it will remain for the week.
Benchspace is a creative hub in Cork City. It was established to provide affordable access to workbenches and professional standard machinery to hobbyists, learners, makers and designers.