This document is a guide to makers’ mobility, part of the Makers’ eXchange (MAX) project. The goals are to map and explore the existing landscape of mobility schemes for makers in Europe and to offer a set of tools and data that represents a robust guidance and transferable methodology on embedding makers’ mobility schemes for value creation across Europe.
One of the main objectives of the MAX project is to advocate for the integration of makers’ mobility schemes into CCI’s policies and programs. As part of this mission, MAX has facilitated on the 3rd of December 2021 “MAXimizing Policies” – a workshop for makers’ mobility supporters. In this occasion, the project partners (ECHN, FabLab […]
MAX has published its latest deliverable, the “Policies and programmes for Makers’ Mobility Schemes and Impact Case Studies”! In this new publication, you will gain an overview of the current trends of makers’ mobility in Europe. The first part extracts some important insights from a series of interviews with stakeholders, outlining why mobility is so […]
“I would prefer that when somebody is providing a mobility opportunity, they would also provide all the needed conditions and resources for the artists to participate. For example, coming to the place, living there, doing your job, and then moving on. It would be important for makers to have a form of social security to do these activities.”
“I can see a big social impact when people come from abroad and try to develop their projects in our space. When I say this, I don’t include only the makers. Residents can be writers for example, or visual artists, or people that want to be embedded somehow in the artist community.”
“From the start, when we set up the organization, we engaged with mobility programs. That’s how we learned to do our work, because each time, it was an exchange of experiences and good practices!”
“A lot of things happened in the last 10 years or so, in terms of who we define as a maker or what kind of technologies or machinery they are using. In any case, it’s always nice to see people are using the term maker in the broadest sense.”
“Makers really need to be open to blend in with the community in order to relate with them and collaborate efficiently, proposing solutions that address actual needs or to get to know their culture and way of working, to achieve good outcomes.”
“Creativity for makers is more like a process. It is not that much about being artistic or extravagant, it’s more like approaching a point in a specific way, figuring out solutions.”
Claus Baumann from Republikken Create formed an exchange team with Iason Pantazis and visited FabLab Ioannina in order to develop a project that would allow the remote collaboration of the two makerspaces!