Our latest series of talks focuses on Maker Spaces and Fab Labs. Introducing a spectrum of speakers connected with contrasting open workshop models in Britain and Europe.
Diana Wildschut & Harmen Zijp – the Amersfoort Fab-Lab, Holland
18th March – 7.30 – Elephant & Castle (map)
Diana Wildschut and Harman Zijp are the co-founders of Fablab Amersfoort, a bottom up grassroots and Open Source Fablab in Holland. Amersfoort was the first FabLab funded and operated entirely by those who needed it. The FabLab space is viewed as a knowledge sharing space, primarily using recycled materials and working with self-built and open source machines.
Liz Corbin – The Institute of Making, London
1st April – 7.30 – Elephant & Castle (map)
Liz Corbin is a doctoral researcher at the Institute of Making, University College London. Corbin co-founded the Open Workshop Network and Maker Assembly and her research explores the UK’s emergent maker culture. The Institute of Making is a multidisciplinary research club for all those interested in the made world; whether molecules, spacecraft, soup, or cities. It’s a hub for celebrating UK making and helping shape the maker space and maker culture debate in Britain.
Tomas Diez – Validaura Green Fab Lab, Barcelona
15th April – 7.30 – Studio Hardie (map)
Tomas Diez is a Venezuela-born Urbanist, and director of Fab Lab Barcelona, one of the leading laboratories in the worldwide FabLab network located in and around Barcelona. The network is partially focused on a new generation of FabLabs, including Vallidaura, the world’s first Green FabLab. Diez is also co-founder of the Smart Citizen project and StudioP52.n.