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Small is… Ingenious The Small is... Festival 2011

celebrates the Centenary of

Schumacher by bringing together enthusiastic

E.F.

young engineers,

experienced professionals, and members of the public in the beautiful grounds at The Schumacher Centre for Technology and Development, near Rugby, on 2nd-4th September, for a weekend of technology, discussion, and hands-on activities. In recognition of its achievements in engaging the public in technology and engineering, The Small is… Festival has been granted one of The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious Awards. Festival co-ordinator, Ray Gorman, enthused, “this is a huge honour for us and should allow us to deliver something really spectacular!” First held in 2008, the Small is… Festival is a collaboration

between

Practical

Action

and

Engineers Without Borders UK, and has created an open,

family-friendly

space

for

everyone

to

engage with and question the ideas, technologies and issues surrounding international development and sustainability, in all areas of our lives. Celebrating and exploring the principles set out in E.F. Schumacher's seminal book, Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered, the Small is... Festival is a festival "as if people

Small is… Festival 2011: 2nd-4th September

mattered". The 2011 festival promises to expand on the success of previous years, engaging the public in new and interesting ways, adding exciting new workshops, technologies and speakers, upgrading the festival facilities to include solar showers and rain water harvesting in addition to our famous eco-latrines and most important of all involving its audience throughout its planning and delivery! The Small is... Festival was selected to receive an Ingenious Award along with a number of other truly exciting public engagement events and programmes. The Small is… Festival, Engineers Without Borders UK and Practical Action are privileged and thankful to The Royal Academy of Engineering for this award. We look forward to seeing you there…

Small is Ingenious Press Release  

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