The Maker Movement comes in many shapes and sizes: Insights into Europe’s Maker Scene

The MAKE-IT project studies how 10 different maker initiatives use “collective awareness platforms” – a range of digital services and applications to enhance many forms of awareness. We want to understand how the makers organize themselves, collaborate together and how they create value. Both societal value and value enabling the maker initiatives themselves to be sustainable.

On December 1st, we will present some of our ‘hot off the press’ findings and discuss together what the implications are. We also want to collect input, identify new trends and hot topics. So expect the workshop to be interactive; we want your input!

Anyone interested in the Maker Movement is welcome: makers, DIY fans, researchers, communicators, students, etc. The workshop is free of charge.

Please register at: [email protected]

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A MAKE-IT workshop in Vienna

The MAKE-IT project studies how 10 different maker initiatives use “collective awareness platforms” – a range of digital services and applications to enhance many forms of awareness. We want to understand how the makers organize themselves, collaborate together and how they create value. Both societal value and value enabling the maker initiatives themselves to be sustainable.

On December 1st, we will present some of our ‘hot off the press’ findings and discuss together what the implications are. We also want to collect input, identify new trends and hot topics. So expect the workshop to be interactive; we want your input!

Anyone interested in the Maker Movement is welcome: makers, DIY fans, researchers, communicators, students, etc. The workshop is free of charge.

Please register at: [email protected]

Date: December 1st 2016, 13:00 – 17:00h

Location: Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, Vordere Zollamtstrasse 3, 1030 Vienna, Seminarraum 21 a/b

The Maker Movement comes in many shapes and sizes: Insights into Europe’s Maker Scene

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First CAPSSI Community Workshop

The first CAPSSI Community Workshop will be held in Bratislava on the 28th September 2016 (just after the ICT 2016 Proposers’ Day). This event will create opportunities for networking with other CAPS projects but, most importantly, to map your needs in terms of knowledge and networking, discuss common challenges and exchange experience gained so far with other active players in the community so as to identify collaboration opportunities.

The workshop will be highly interactive and make use of participatory methods to be able to involve all participants as active contributors. We expect project coordinators and any other partner in your consortium to attend and contribute to actively animate discussions.

Registration is for free, but needed as places are limited: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/capssi-community-workshop-tickets-26480915130.
More information about the event can be found here.

Dr. Christian Voigt from Zentrum für Soziale Innovation – ZSI (Centre for Social Innovation), Vienna,  will present the MAKE-IT project during this event.

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Fab City Summit Expert Meeting

Cities are where most of the planet’s population now live, and they offer the best opportunity to effect practical change at scale, and in a context to which people can relate. Cities are at the heart of addressing the social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. The Fab City is a global project to develop locally productive, self-sufficient and globally connected cities; it comprises an international think tank of civic leaders, fab lab champions, makers, urbanists and innovators working on changing paradigm of the current industrial economy where the city operates on a linear model of importing products and producing waste.

To become a Fab City requires having a more precise knowledge of the way cities work. The Fab City Expert Meeting is gathering world leaders on digital fabrication, innovation and urban design in order to look on future models of operations and research for the Fab City project. It will be organised in participatory sessions in which the best skills and knowledge from participants will be oriented towards a common direction of efforts in order to transform the way we work, live and play in cities. We aim to end up with a road map in order to look for funding and organisation opportunities for the future of Fab Cities.

Tomas Diez and Massimo Menichinelli from IAAC | Fab Lab Barcelona participated in this event, promoting the MAKE-IT project and discussing its related topics with the experts of the summit.

The Fab City Campus is a temporary and freely accessible campus open between 1 April until 26 June at the head of Amsterdam’s Java Island in the city’s Eastern Harbour District. Conceived as a green, self-sustaining city, FabCity comprises of approximately 50 innovative pavilions, installations and prototypes. More than 400 young students, professionals, artists and creatives are developing the site into a sustainable urban area, where they work, create, explore and present their solutions for current urban issues. The participants come from various educational backgrounds, including art and technology academics, universities and vocational colleges.

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