Fi is inspired by the power of local making and manufacturing in design. Through Make Works she is constantly investigating processes of making, and how the design of these systems impact on the climate of local economies, society and the environment.

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Fi is a manufacturing geek, designer and founder of Make Works. Make Works are factory finders for designers and makers, and are building a digital platform that makes it easier to find and work with local factories, fabricators and facilities. Fi studied product design at Glasgow School of Art, and started up Make Works after graduating in 2012.

The Make Works team spend their days discovering the hundreds of local factories, workshops and makers that are all too often hidden away in industrial estates. The platform brings these fabrication services online in ways that are practical, inspiring and accessible.

Fi is inspired by the power of local making and manufacturing in design. Through Make Works she is constantly investigating processes of making, and how the design of these systems impact on the climate of local economies, society and the environment. Fascinated by open models of manufacture, the wider goals for Make Works include reimagining a world that would require no shipping containers, or the mass manufacture of products that deplete our global resources. She is speaking at Creative Mornings about these challenges and how Make Works are hoping to make it easier for designers and the wider public to navigate them.

www.makeworks.co.uk @thisismakeworks, #makeworkstour

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