BA(Hons) Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art
Jim Ward is a maker, facilitator and Manager of the Making Centre at the University of New South Wales, Faculty of Art & Design.
A passionate advocate for experiential learning in contemporary higher education, Jim was integral in the establishment and development of the Faculty’s digital fabrication through its Makerspace. He was part of the team chosen to create UNSW’s Michael Crouch Innovation Centre, a hub for innovators fostering collaboration and solutions focused approaches built on a DIY premise. His experience in industrial and educational environments has, over the last 20 years, helped him support others in achieving their making potential.
Jim views Makerspaces with their myriad networks, as the perfect apparatus to promote the STEM to STEAM agenda that highlights the value that graduates from art and design institutions bring to 21st Century industries.