MakerLab Residency

MakerLab proposes a co-working residency in the two weeks before Salone del Mobile 2012.

The MakerLab Residency will take place at Superground, and invite representatives from different backgrounds to engage in dialogue, discussion and shared action with the MakerLab community and other local actors. Through a culture of collaboration (Open Source, Start Up, Makers, Hackers, Co-Working, Creative Action, Co-Creators, and Critical Engineers) the residency will explore each other's worlds, to understand the mutual value and learning to be gained and to provoke and stimulate new ideas and thinking about issues affecting the local environment and the world beyond.

Value and new ideas are increasingly created outside of traditional business institutions. Networks are able to respond quickly to new market demands. Co-working and collaboration spaces provide such networks with real world infrastructure, attracting individuals from a range of disciplines, and providing an ideal incubation space with tools and resources to grow new businesses and ideas. MakerLab invites everyone to come and experience the many different aspects and benefits of co-working, by directly engaging in acts of discussion and actions in their residency space. The residency will be followed by a public intervention during the Salone del Mobile, at Cascina Cuccagna, as part of the Public Design Festival organized by esterni. Together with visitors and the passers-by MakerLab will engage in actions, positive provocations, discussions and dialogues aimed to re-shape the public space and the way the public interacts in it.

Born during Berlin's 2010 DMY Design Festival, MakerLab is a community promoting collaboration culture. In little more than a year, it has already appeared at Milan's Public Design Festival, Hamburg's GoodGoods, Fusion Festival and Warsaw's Creative Commons summit.

At its core are the ideas which also permeate Autoprogettazione 2.0 , the global call for ideas launched by Domus with FabLab Torino, the results of which will be presented during the Salone del Mobile 2012.

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