Innovation Manager at the Crafts Council
Alma Daskalaki is Innovation Manager at the Crafts Council (UK). In her role, she develops innovation initiatives showcasing and creating opportunities for makers working in the intersections of craft, science, technology and engineering. She explores developments in materials, processes and technologies in craft practice, advocates the value of making skills in the creative industries and economy, and manages projects that encourage cross-sector collaboration. She also represents the Crafts Council on the Materials and Design Exchange resource network that connects material science, design and making in academia and industry.
Coming from a design practice background, she completed an MA in Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University and the Design Museum. Following this she has worked in curatorial roles and on various creative programmes for the Crafts Council, the Design Museum and Brompton Design District developing and delivering a wide variety of exhibitions and events including Make:Shift, Build Your Own, Designs of the Year 2013, the Brompton Pitch, and Design Road Professional Dubai.