Makers Session


This year Marc Koska will be curating a session at TEDxBrighton. The sub-theme for the session is ‘making things’, focusing on the connection we seemingly have lost by being consumers and not makers or repairers. All will become clear during the session, as I am pulling together a great group of people who not only make world class products, but teach others how to do that as well.

In Marc’s session we have Jacques Peretti, who recently fronted the BBC2 series, “The Men who Make us Spend!”, James Otter who teaches how to make the most beautiful wooden surfboards, and Tom Lywood the best Truffle Hunter in Britain. He tells me the South Downs are prime hunting areas!

Other speakers include Paul Bartholomew from Spurart Skis, Enrique Ardura from Axalco bikes & Ben Edmonds from Blok Knives, with more to be announced!

To give an example of what you can expect from the talks in Marc’s session: James Otter (Otter Surfboards) runs courses for small groups over a week, enabling them to build a wooden surfboard from scratch.  You build it!  You surf it!  I was excited to spend the day with James last week, and hear about all the fascinating transitions that happen leading to customers building what is seemingly an impossible product.  For some it literally changes their lives!