Beta Society at Tate Exchange


Recalibrate your digital life through citizen-centred innovation and debate
Tate Exchange, Tate Modern 5th – 10th March 2019  
Tuesday to Sunday 12.00–17.00

Join the Digital Maker Collective, invited guest contributors and our community partners to campaign for a Beta Society and help us to recalibrate our digital lives through citizen centered innovation. This week-long event aims to establish a new community of creatives, students, industry and public, exploring social mobility through a digital lens.

BETA Society Event Partners:

Digital Maker Collective (Technology Creatives, University of the Arts London)
Open Design & Manufacturing (Citizen Centred Innovation & design experts from across Europe and China)
LionHeart ITC (Brixton youth community) 
Black Thrive (Inequalities existing in the experience by black communities)
CRIN – Child Rights International Network (Children Rights)
Happy Finish (Tech company)

Throughout the week, you will have the opportunity to engage with the Beta Society event partners in collaborative workshops and making activities & open debate in two main spaces: 

  • Action Space: Co-production & making space, with workshops & activities led in collaboration with by BETA event partners over the week
  • Debate Space: Presentation & debate space where invited guests debate & share perspectives and experience of social practice, social mobility, inclusion & diversity

See Event Website for DRAFT Event Programme:

BETA Future

At the end of this week-long event, we hope to establish the foundations to build a new sustainable future for the Beta Society, a future where we can continue meaningful and long term engagement beyond the event. For more Information and details of the week-long programme or how to keep connected with the Beta Society after the event please visit: and the #betasociety hashtag.

Event organisers:

This event is programmed by Digital Maker Collective, a Tate Exchange Associate.

The Digital Maker Collective are a group of artists, designers, staff and students from the University of the Arts London (UAL) who explore emerging digital technologies in arts, education, society and the creative industries. They are supported by Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts (CCW), UAL.

Event supported by:

OD&M Open Design & Manufacturing: A knowledge alliance of students, professors, researchers, makers, entrepreneurs and creative practitioners distributed across Europe and China. This OD&M programme has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Teaching and Learning Fund: The University of the Arts (UAL) fund supports education projects designed to make a difference to the quality of students’ learning and/or employability, and to increase attainment.


We are in the process of planning this event but also continuing the BETA Society work beyond the event so if you would like to find out more or get involved please contact Chris Follows

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