A do-it-yourself air purifier in use in a classroom.
3D printers got a lot of attention when DIYers leapt to action to address equipment shortages early in the pandemic, but some everyday items found in hardware stores played a big role, too.
The Viva Tech Fair took place in May 2018 in Paris, showcasing innovation in Africa. The continent’s fablabs, driven by digital tools and collaborative dynamics, are shaking up traditional foundations.
Finale of the projet COWORKMed in Zagreb, April 2018.
More than 320 coworking spaces were identified in the regions studied during the COWORKMed project.
Helsinki s City Wall, a collaborative social space.
With the rise of the knowledge-based economy, fab labs, maker spaces and more, cities are being transformed into production centres. This dynamic movement is ripe with promise, but also has risks.
Coworking space Make it Marseille.
What do these new places tell us about the transformations of our professional, social and political world? And how to turn them into springboards for territorial development?
Neighbours enjoy Madrid’s outdoor Cinema Usera.
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Born seemingly spontaneously out of a desire to create and manage shared spaces, Madrid’s “citizen laboratories” are using new tools to build a new vision of how cities should be planned and run.
A biohack event called Rock’n Roll BioTech, held at Aalto University in Helsinki, brings people together to learn about the fundamentals of molecular life-sciences outside of conventional circles.
There’s a new counter-culture movement that is seeking to bypass the bureaucracy of science and hack biology for the benefit of the masses.
What goes around: repair cafés aim to embrace the so-called ‘circular economy’ of making stuff last longer.
Imagine your smartphone’s screen gets smashed, or your bike wheel gets buckled, or your favourite boots get a hole in them. What do you do? You could buy a replacement. Or you could join the worldwide…
A home-made hexapod robot on display at a Mini Maker Faire at Somerville in the US.
One evening when I was young, my father confiscated my radio because he said I was playing it too loud (I wasn’t). Fortunately, I had a bunch of broken down receivers in my room, so I built a new one…