3D-PRINTERS IN A PEDAGOGICAL SETTING Questions and suggestions Hi, Daniel! You and I had a few conversations on 3D-printers in a pedagogical setting where teachers and smaller children are a central part of the activities.  You as the leader of Fablab Berlin and I as a teacher and researcher in different kinds of makerspaces wanted…

From Team MakEY Colombia: A proposal to further conceptualise /M/m/akerspaces

Raúl Alberto Mora – Literacies in Second Languages Project, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia) Before I get to the main point of this blog, I find it fitting to introduce myself. I am Raúl Alberto Mora, Associate Professor of English Education and Literacy Studies at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) in Medellín, Colombia. At UPB, I also…

Impressions from Fab Lab Berlin

I have had the pleasure of visiting Fab Lab Berlin in Germany and have been part of their everyday life for some time. I have listened, tried their tools and talked to a lot of people in the middle of all their activities around especially 3d printers and lasercutters.  The first video CUTS & PRINTS…

WHAT IS AN OPEN LABORATORY? Inspiration for emerging makerspaces

Klaus Thestrup, Aarhus University, Denmark Some recent discussions and developments on open laboratories in Denmark can benefit the future development of Makerspaces as an emergent place where tools, materials and processes are not defined in advance or can be changed according to decisions and needs by the participants in a makerspace. A group of researchers,…

Be the change you want

Klaus Thestrup. Aarhus University, Denmark I had the great pleasure of visiting George Marusteru, the co-founder of Hatch Atelier in Bucharest, Romania. During my visit I had many conversations with him on makerspaces, the educational system in Romania, the countrys recent history – and possible future. It all took place while large demonstrations suddenly emerged…

Making in Melbourne

David Hyatt As part of the MAKEY project, Hans Christian Arnseth (University of Olso) and I visited two Makerspaces in schools in Melbourne at the end of March 2017. At the first school, Collingwood College, we were welcomed by the campus principal Dale Perichon, the principal of the secondary school, Craig Bradley along with makers…

Maker Literacies in Canada

Jennifer Rowsell in Brock University Canada, a partner on the MakEY project, will be starting a new funded research project in September 2017 on maker literacies, which involves six projects that combine the expertise of artists and media producers with educators in the Niagara region. Built on the maker tradition, the research will embrace creative…