What do Creative Spaces think about Makers' Mobility?
Creative Spaces, Makerspaces and FabLabs and share their mobility experiences in a series of interviews, conducted by ECHN, aiming to explore the needs of makers in relation to mobility programmes as well as highlight good practices for social inclusion and skills development.
“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.”