Makerspace is based on residency and makers volunteers from the very beginning
Since August 2016, a group of young individuals are running this extraordinary makerspace for refugees and locals in the north of Greece. In a context in which sustainable responses are rare, the project provides platforms for education, empowerment and encounter.
The makers residents have access to 8 well equipped working areas, among them a wood workshop, a metal workshop, a sewing atelier and a Media Lab with access to advanced technology such as 3D printer and laser cutter.
Being a maker wipes off the stigma of being passive or helpless and offers caring individuals, brilliant minds and hard working hands new opportunities.The approach of creating solutions instead of waiting for solutions has an incomparable impact on people’s current living situation, on their motivation to continue or use their education and on their confidence to build an independent life within the European societies.