Makers Talk Mobility

Makers share their experience and views on mobility on a series of interviews, conducted by UPTEC and Makery, aiming to give us in-depth knowledge of the makers’ universe and needs in relation to mobility programmes.

Samuel Kalika, Critical Concrete

“Maker Culture is trying to have a smaller footprint and thinking of a more equal coherent system. In a way that you pay more attention on where materials come from, how things travel in the world.”

Anja Groten, Hackers & Designers

“The inspirational point of view within makers practices is the openness of trying to share as much different experiences, knowledges, tools and methods as we can and make those available.”

Stephen Kovats, r0g_agency

“For me maker culture really is about the culture of critical making, breaking things open and looking at how they work as well as creating and re-purposing things and making them more useful in new and creative ways.”

Karim Asry, Espacio Open

“I would define maker culture as an emerging cultural movement that, following the open and sharing spirit of the science Ethos, and using the potential of Internet, has contributed to one of the greatest transfers of knowledge in the history of civilizations.”

Alexandre Rousselet, Vulca

“Maker Culture”, which could also be called “Do-It-Yourself culture”, is a movement to share very informal skills, especially through distributed networks.

Thierry M’Baye, m.e.u.h/Lab

“We need to think about deployment with the actors, rather than offering readymade solutions. We need to co-build an “Erasmus for makers”.