The Makers of Things – No. 1 The Society
Published on July 6, 2013
Who we are is intrinsically connected to what we do and the things we build. So what does a lifetime of making things look like?
The Makers of Things – a short film collection by Anne Hollowday – documents the work and workshops of the (SMEE) Society for Model and Experimental Engineers, a sprawling organisation with members all over the world. Their common tools and methods mask a huge array of interests and skills, from experimental tinkerers to woodworkers and librarians, all brought together under the roof of their South London headquarters.
SMEE isn’t like any other engineering society. It’s a community united by a passion for making things and testing ideas. Their unparalleled devotion to their craft is evidence of a universal truth that’s relevant to us all; we learn only by doing.
Film by Anne Hollowday