Our partnerships with makerspaces are key to our research project. In phase 2, we are working with the 7 partners below.
Knowle West Media Centre (Bristol, UK)
Continuing partner from phase one, Knowle West Media Centre supports people to make positive changes in their lives and communities, using technology to explore new ways of doing things. KWMC’s makerspace youth programme works with those from the local community to build STEM skills through engaging with social action issues.
Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) ( Greater Manchester, UK)
Continuing phase one partner, MadLab is a not-for-profit, grassroots digital innovation organisation based in Manchester. They focus on digital technologies and working with young people from underserved communities at risk of digital exclusion.
Institute of Making UCL (London, UK)
Continuing phase one partner, this makerspace is in a multidisciplinary research club for those interested in the made world: from makers of molecules to makers of buildings, synthetic skin to spacecraft, soup to diamonds, socks to cities. We will be working together to share practitioner expertise.
Spark (Gaza, Palestine)
Spark is an innovative makerspace that provides youth free access to new digital manufacturing technologies. Their programmes give youth and adolescents in Gaza access to training, physical space, and equipment for indigenous product development and innovation.
Adaptive Design Association (ADA) (New York, U.S.A)
A storefront maker space working on custom equipment for New Yorkers with disabilities. ADA offers a programme for high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, teaching hands-on skills in design and fabrication.
FabLab (Kathmandu, Nepal)
A collaborative digital fabrication lab and centre for innovation, invention, education and humanitarian outreach. They currently provide workshop access to university students in Nepal, and are planning on setting up new youth programmes.
Kersnikova (ljubljana, Slovenia)
A lab for hacking science, art and society, the young people’s programmes here focus on a hands-on approach, trans-disciplinary work, do-it together methods and a free sharing of knowledge ideas and skills.