Timelab brings together people around the central theme of arts, making, urbanization and cosmolocalism.
Timelab brings together people around the central theme of arts, making, urbanization and cosmolocalism. What is our future city? Can we produce, share knowledge and learn from peers on a micro scale sharing global knowledge and respecting boundaries of people and planet. Together with an international network of artists and a diversity of cross domain partners, Timelab researches livelihood, autonomy, empowering local economy, commons, equity and reciprocity. At Timelab all research is practical and experimental, tangible and shared. The embedded open labs are the playground for peer-learning, innovation and debate among different generations and cultures. Timelab welcomes whoever comes in.
Digijeunes is a NGO based in Toulouse, active in the field of non formal education on digital science and maker education.
Digijeunes was thus set up in response to a lack of NGOs that specialize in utilizing digital sciences as a means to aid tackling social issues. More particularly, Digijeunes sets out to answer two major policy challenges identified by the European Commission as part of the Europe 2020 strategy to advance the European Union economy, namely (1) Promoting digital literacy, skills and inclusion (2) produce ICT-enabled benefits for EU society.
The objectives of the organization can be summed up as follows:
• Foster solidarity and social cohesion by encouraging the meeting and sharing of experiences between youngsters from different social, cultural, economical backgrounds
• Shape active citizens, capable of contributing to the emergence of a participatory culture, especially through use of latest forms of technology
• Provide disadvantaged youngsters with opportunities for education and/or professional growth, especially in the domain of the digital and media industries
• Weaken the boundaries between formal and non-formal education on digital science
Nod Makerspace is a dynamic ecosystem that welcomes creative people – entrepenwuers and works both as a fab lab and a hub, allowing any type of project to be developed here.
Nod Makerspace is a place for traditional and digital fabrication, open to the general public and allowing users to access computer numeric controlled machines typically employed by professionals, for the purposes of quick prototyping and small scale production. In addition to providing access to CNC machines and digital prototyping, Nod makerspace provide members access to a wide variety of traditional tools for wood work, pottery, tailoring. Currently, Nod exploits a 1000²m space, a former cotton factory, located in the centre of Bucharest. Conversion of the factory began back in December 2015. Nod is also the gathering point of a vibrant community of makers in Bucharest, and
to serve this groups of people, Nod makerspace provide the equipment and the facilities as well as the support needed for individuals to invest in their own projects in fields such as design, architecture, manufacture. In this framework, nod makerspace allows access to cnc machines, laser cutter, 3D printers , sewing machines, digital embroidery machines, metal cutting tools, woodworking equipment, as well as more traditional tools such as manual devices for general DIY purposes.
Trànsit Projectes mission is to facilitate the access to the social and cultural capital of the citizens by the empowerment of people, the support to organizations and territorial development and innovation. It combines the management of a number of cultural and community centres in Barcelona area, cultural and creative productions, a makerspace and international vocation, specially in Europe and Latin America.
Our link with the maker movement is based on two very concrete experiences. One that serves as a background to current practices and we believe it is necessary to recover: the management of the so-called Technological Education Projects, whose objective was to put into practice new processes of research and experimentation in non-formal learning environments, aimed at both schoolchildren and older people. The other in our role as generators of one of the most singular manufacturing spaces in the city of Barcelona: the MakerConvent, of the Convent Civic Center of Sant Agustí.
It was launched in 2012, a space where not only techniques in electronics, mechanics, robotics, design and 3D printing are taught, but also projects that seek to solve specific problems in the territory near the center. It is a real makerspace where tools and professional advice are offered to carry out the development of ideas, prototypes and maker projects in a collaborative way. Creating an intergenerational community with a passion for technology, dissemination and learning.
Provides tools, know-how and networking opportunities for digital science projects.
Horizon Lab was founded in view of providing young people with the adequate conditions for the implementation of their personal and professional projects, especially in the digital and technological domain. Horizon’s lab main mission consists in providing the tools, the competences and networking opportunities necessary to implement projects in the domain of the digital science. Its services are available to anyone interested in these topics, regardless their skill levels, background and /or previous experience and training. Horizon lab also militates to help women advance their careers in STEM fields. To this end, it increases technical and entrepreneurial capacity of women to innovate, share wisdom and have a voice within the digital industry; and it facilitates learning and skill building. Lately, The organization has been cooperating with STmicroelectronics (a multinational operating in the field of electronic microcontrollers) to deliver some of the most popular maker events in the Naples region, in particular: a) the hackfest Arzano, a 2-days-long competition/exposition on computer coding and embedded systems open to individuals affiliated to NGOs, universities, companies, or anyone with an experience on microcontrollers b) neapolis innovation summer campus: it consists in a series of workshops on microcontrollers and embedded systems taking place over the course of 10 days For the future, Horizon Lab plans to extends its engagement in the maker movement at national level, and integrate the Maker Faire in Rome. Horizon Lab provides pedagogical and technical assistance on the occasion of coderdojos workshops, in the Naples area. At coderdojos, members of Horizon lab introduce young children to classical computer programming (in C language, php, python, etc.) for general-purpose programming and for web development, visual and block computer coding via softwares such as scratch, electronic prototyping and digital technologies more generally. HorizonLab also counts 6 permanent staff and about thirty members.