The Maker Library Network is a British Council project that connects designers and makers around the world. It facilitates knowledge and skills exchange amongst professionals and encourages public engagement with making.
A Maker Library combines three elements of a makespace, a library and a gallery. These spaces are connected online and through a programme of travel exchanges, exhibitions and events. People use them to make things, show things, get inspired and connect with like-minded people.
The Maker Library Network engages with different forms of making, from traditional craft processes to digital technology and everything inbetween. We now have Maker Libraries in the UK, South Africa, Turkey, Mexico, Nigeria and Ukraine as well as a growing portfolio of interventions and pop-ups. So far designers, architects, artists, craftspeople and curators, have shared their ideas, their practice, their process and their products in Maker Libraries around the world. Find out about the spaces and people involved in the programme in Maker Libraries.
The Maker Library Network is an ever-evolving platform, shaped in collaboration with the people and organisations who participate globally. We have plans to expand the Network to new countries, and to continue to support critically-engaged cross-cultural exchange around making.
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