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How can makerspaces, fablabs and hackerspaces help cultivate sustainable developments?

26th October 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Machines Room, 45 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DQ United Kingdom

Interest in the social, economic and environmental possibilities of makerspaces and the maker movement continues to grow. This event brings together people involved or interested in sustainability activities to share, discuss, and reflect upon their experiences.

In the discussions, our objective will be to consider strategies for promoting and reinforcing the roles makerspaces can and could play in sustainable developments, including extending connections with opportunities in wider society and economy.

This event is organised by SPRU and CIED (the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand), from the University of Sussex, together with the STEPS Centre.


  • Trystan Lea, Open Energy Monitor
  • Janet Gunter, Restart Project
  • Didac Ferrer, Tarpuna Co-operative & Ateneus de Fabricació Digital, Barcelona
  • Sophie Thomas, RSA Great Recovery
  • Max Wakefield, Demand Energy Equality
  • Richard Clifford, MAKLab, Glasgow
  • Justyna Swat, POC21 and OuiShare
  • Liz Corbin / Mark Miodownik, Institute of Making, London
  • Susana Nascimento, ex-Vitruvius FabLab and Joint Research Centre – Brussels,
    European Commission
  • Ann Light, Professor of Creative Technology, University of Sussex

Free entry, registration required (see below).


  • 9am – tea & coffee
  • 10am – event starts
  • 5pm – event ends

Register / More info

Full details: CIED event page

Register: Eventbrite (registration deadline: 11 October)

Downloadable flyer (PDF)

Contact: Bettina Zenz –

Further reading

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26th October 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Machines Room
45 Vyner Street
London, E2 9DQ United Kingdom
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