Virtually Maker Faire 2020

May 22nd-23rd

Exhibit Community Organizing

The Covid crisis has shown that fundamental socio-economic challenges can only be adressed if all elements of a local, regional or national innovation ecosystem work together in more open, participartory and creative ways. While technical solutions provide answers to technology-related questions, social innovation, art and inclusive participatory co-creation processes are needed to answer individual and societal challenges. The Maker movement is very strong in the technological areas, but the community still has a strong potential in the fields of social innovation, diversity and inclusivity. In our co-creative SOCIAL MAKERTHON: OPEN.PUBLIC.PLACES from 5-7 June 2020, we (4 institutions from science, economy, policy making and society) will invite creative minds from all generations and backgrounds to design and prototype innovative ideas for streets and squares, churches and museums, parks and playgrounds in times of Corona - and beyond. For the first time, we will experiment with a hybrid event format, uniting hands-on experimentation with online-meetings. A strong focus will be on inviting female makers to be part of the innovation process, and to encourage artistic or musical interventions as well as technological solutions. The MAKERTHON is located in a rather rural area - involving two larger university towns plus several smaller villages and neighborhoods. We will reflect and share the outcomes of this process to see whether this model of participation, and the involvement of the "maker" spirit in urban innovation processes, will increase innovation in regions - in Europe and across the world.


Sat 23 Sat 23 May 2020
Community Organizing
3:00 am

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