Schedule – Liverpool 2019

The 2019 Festival will take place on Saturday 28th September at the The Fashion Hub in Liverpool

Times TBC Coffee and Registration
OPENING SHORT TALKS
Two short talks to welcome our audience and highlight the surprising facets of maintenance.
10:00am
Keeping Things Dead
Herbarium Curator, Liverpool World Museum
 
Community IoT Sensor Networks as a Self-Made Burden
Network Architect and Sensor Herder, Love Hz
BORING REVOLUTIONS
This section will aim to explore how maintenance is an activity essential to how we live with each other. If communities – and whole countries – really are fragmented, is maintenance and ‘boring revolutions’ part of the answer?
 
Why Innovation Needs a Boring Revolution
Architect
 
Why Data Is Hard, But So Important, To Maintain
Head of Data at The Open Data Institute, Leeds
Times TBC Coffee
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AND ANXIOUS MAINTENANCE
We hear a lot about emerging technologies – self-driving cars, smart cities and assistive technology for an ageing population. Yet the hope for many of these technologies belies the widespread decline of wider systems – reliable public transport, or a social care safety net. Do these technologies maintain new or old systems? Are they really that disruptive?
 
Emerging Technologies, Governance and Ethics
Associate Professor, Science and Technology Studies, UCL
 
Is Connected Predictive Maintenance Really Achievable?
Professor of Advanced Maintenance, University of Sunderland
Times TBC Lunch
AFTER LUNCHTIME TALK
 
Open Data 101: How to Create and Maintain Data in Collaborative Ways
CEO, Open Data Institute
FRAGILITY
We know that we need to maintain fragile things. But what about things that people don’t realise are fragile – from roads to CD-ROMS – and therefore don’t care for them properly?
 
How Heritage Organisations Understand ‘Digital’ Material – and Therefore How They Are Maintained
Digital Curator, British Library
 
Potholes and the huge cost to UK road network maintenance
Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering, Brunel University
 
Visible Clothes Repair and Fragile Textile Skill Supply
Tom of Holland, Artist and Activist
Times TBC Break
MAINTENANCE IN A CLIMATE CRISIS
We are already experiencing climate crisis. The uncertainty around environmental factors means that in the future, our built environment will require a far higher value placed on maintenance than at present. Whilst maintenance falls outside many current economic models, what happens when we have no longer have the luxury to ignore it?
 
Decoupling and the Maintenance Mindset
Professor, The New School, NYC
CITIES AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Without continuous care and maintenance, urban systems – everything from transport, networked utilities, housing and green spaces – are prone to breakdown. Maintaining cities is a major task for technical experts and communities alike, and the priority given to this work reflects wider societal challenges.
 
Social Housing Maintenance and the Ethics of Care
Reader in Architecture and Urbanism, Cardiff University
 
Building Bridges
Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University
5:00pm Festival Closes
Drinks at the Fashion Hub and we may adjourn to another local venue later