A pop-up lab and festival of cross-disciplinary collaboration.
I'm one of the main co-organisers of ASMbly (Artists. Scientists. Makers. ), an artist-led pop-up lab and DIY festival celebrating cross-disciplinary and cross-domain collaboration between artists, scientists and makers, and between universities and the arts and creative industries.
There have been three annual editions so far.
The lab part of ASMbly is the takeover of a city-centre space in Leeds by a group of artists, scientists and makers. It is open to anyone with an interest in working collaboratively, and we run a "sandpit" in the lead-up to ASMbly to generate ideas and introduce new participants.
From previous experience we know that the lab will facilitate collaborations and seed new work for the following year.
The three day festival part of ASMbly is a public exhibition of prototypes and work in progress from the lab along with a public programme of workshops, talks and performances.
ASMbly is organised voluntarily by members of the Superposition network, and together the first three editions have had around £500 funding towards events costs in total.