30 October 2013
by Lauren McKirdy
Tomorrow we will be launching a sketch at the Open Government Partnership Annual Summit (OGP) here in London for a new design project, due to open in 2014. The Maker Library Network at the OGP is a learning experiment for the British Council’s new project, Maker Libraries, conceived by Daniel Charny and developed with From Now On.
This trial brings together ThingKing in Cape Town and Makerversity in London. These two creative organisations will run a two day programme including connecting via live stream during OGP, leading joint workshops and hosting discussions on the potential evolutions of Maker Library prototypes.
Maker Libraries are new spaces for collaboration and connecting; spaces that foster creativity, social thinking and learning through making.
This physical and digital sketch is a first step in the development of the programme which will culminate in a major event in Autumn 2014 where we will showcase and discuss the evolution of the maker library network and its ability to expand as a global network connecting makers around the world.
Maker Libraries is a British Council project commissioned as part of Connect ZA, a programme starting in 2014 which aims to create connections between young creatives and audiences in the UK and South Africa.