Sheffield is renowned as a city built on cutlery and steel, but how many people know what’s being made in Sheffield right now?
2016 has been declared the ‘Year of Making’ in Sheffield, celebrating the city’s past, present and future as a hub for makers with an international reputation for excellence and innovation. While the city’s industrial past is still crucial to its identity, the Year aims to bring up-to-date the conversation about making in Sheffield, shedding light on the numerous, diverse things that locals are proud to say are Made in Sheffield.
The Year of Making is centred around five themes: Art and Design, Manufacturing and Industry, Film and Literature, Heritage and Place-making, Music and Performance. In partnership with Sheffield University, Year of Making has so far commissioned thirteen projects selected via a number of open calls. Here’s a first look at some of the projects happening throughout the year.
You can find more information on the artists behind the projects below the embedded videos.