Schedule – Liverpool 2019

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

9:30 Coffee and Registration
OPENING SHORT TALKS
Two short talks to welcome our audience and highlight the surprising facets of maintenance.
10:00
Keeping Things Dead
Herbarium Curator, Liverpool World Museum
Community IoT Sensor Networks as a Self-Made Burden
Network Architect and Sensor Herder, Love Hz
10:30
Maintenance and Alternative Economic Models
Architect
11:00 Coffee
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?
11:30
How Heritage Organisations Understand ‘Digital’ Material – and Therefore How They Are Maintained
Digital Curator, British Library
The High Hidden Costs of Potholes
Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering, Brunel University
Visible Clothes Repair and Fragile Textile Skill Supply
Tom of Holland, Artist and Activist
Bins, Buses and Housing: The systems that make them work
Head of Data at The Open Data Institute, Leeds
13:00 Lunch
AFTER LUNCHTIME TALK
14:00
Open Data 101: How to Create and Maintain Data in Collaborative Ways
CEO, Open Data Institute
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?
14:20
Decoupling and the Maintenance Mindset
Professor, The New School, NYC
Reducing Carbon in the Digital Realm – a Life Cycle View
Organiser of ClimateAction.tech and Director of the Green Web Foundation
15:00 Coffee
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.
15:30
Social Housing Maintenance and the Ethics of Care
Reader in Architecture and Urbanism, Cardiff University
Building Bridges
Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University
16:15 Panel Discussion
17:00 Festival Closes
Drinks at the Fashion Hub and we may adjourn to another local venue later