UCPH MakerSpace Start-up Meeting
Do you see the benefits of a joint, interdisciplinary UCPH MakerSpace? And are you filled with good ideas as to how such a MakerSpace should be? Now you have the opportunity to be a part of creating a room for creativity, innovation and cooperation for the benefit of research and education on all of UCPH.
This start-up meeting is open for everyone at University of Copenhagen with an interest in creating a joint UCPH MakerSpace. Researchers. PhD / Master / Bachelor students. Everyone who has input about collaborators, possible locations, usage, objectives and possibilities.
We wish to entrench the concept of a makerspace and involve everyone who is interested across UCPH from the beginning. Thus, we invite you to this start-up meeting and we hope to see a lot of passionate people and make the idea become a reality.
We look forward to see you.
Professor Pernille Bjørn and professor Kasper Hornbæk
Department of Computer Science (DIKU) og Centre for Communication and Computing (CCC)
Are you not able to participate
But interested in becoming a part of the initiative or have some good ideas you wish to share?
Contact Pernille Bjørn, firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a MakerSpace?
A makerspace can take on many forms/shapes – but common to most of them is that it’s a physical location accommodated to work with creativity, innovation and production. A place where you can experiment and make a mess, where everyone takes an active share and where there are no in-advance-given solutions. And typically there will be all kinds of tools, materials and technology available.
In the recent years, makerspaces have appeared in libraries and now also at universities where the practice-based approach complement the theoretical class teaching. Many American universities have makerspaces and in Denmark, RUC has been the first university to implement the concept with their FabLab.
In the fall of 2016, Pernille Bjørn arranged a MakerWeek for students from the Computer Science and Kommunikation og IT study programmes. Read more about the week and Pernille's vision for a UCPH MakerSpace here >>
You can see more pictures from the week on the facebook page UCPHMakerSpace.