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Grassroots maker spaces: a recipe for innovation?

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Publication date22/04/2015
Host publicationEAD 2015
Number of pages10
Original languageEnglish
Event11th European Academy of Design Conference - Paris Descartes University, Paris, France
Duration: 22/04/201524/04/2015

Conference

Conference11th European Academy of Design Conference
Abbreviated titleEAD 11
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period22/04/1524/04/15

Conference

Conference11th European Academy of Design Conference
Abbreviated titleEAD 11
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period22/04/1524/04/15

Abstract

Makerspace has become an increasingly fashionable term that many community
spaces use to label themselves. In this paper, we identify makerspace as an
experience-led community space where people gather to make things together
with the assistance of both digital and traditional making tools. This paper takes
the inspiration from both Tuan’s definition of place and Lefebvre’s ‘triad spatial
model’ and offers a unique analysis of what makerspace is in relation to makers’
experience. In addition, we would also like to discuss how these insights could
inform future makerspace design.