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Maker Library: ATÖLYE Istanbul to launch at Mini Maker Faire Istanbul

ATÖLYE Istanbul exterior, Bomonti, Istanbul   © ATÖLYE Istanbul

© ATÖLYE Istanbul

ATÖLYE Istanbul exterior, Bomonti, Istanbul
Jewellery making workshop at ATÖLYE Istanbul  © ATÖLYE Istanbul

© ATÖLYE Istanbul

Jewellery making workshop at ATÖLYE Istanbul
Workshop at ATÖLYE Istanbul  © ATÖLYE Istanbul

© ATÖLYE Istanbul

Workshop at ATÖLYE Istanbul

4 October 2015
by Ella Reynolds

ATÖLYE Istanbul will launch Turkey’s first Maker Library this October, as part of the international Maker Library Network. They will present their plans for their Maker Library to the local maker community and public as part of their presence at the Mini Maker Faire Istanbul, on Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 October, 10:00-18-00.  

Maker Library: ATÖLYE Istanbul will run a series of events, discussions and workshops looking at crafts, making and technology from diverse perspectives at their newly opened space at Bomontiada between October 2015 and April 2016. The programme will officially launch in late October with an evening of discussions around local and international maker culture, with Maker Librarian Gareth Owen-Lloyd from Machines Room in London providing a UK perspective. The full programme of activities and events to be released soon.


Mini Maker Faire Istanbul

Mini Maker Faire Istanbul will be held at Santral Istanbul on 10-11 October. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, more than 2000 visitors are expected to attend and participate in the family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, celebrating the growing Maker movement in Istanbul.



The Maker Library Network 

The Maker Library Network is a British Council project that connects designers and makers around the world, enabling the sharing of knowledge and skills, and encouraging collaborations. A Maker Library is a creative space for making, showing and reading. They contain three key elements of a makespace, a gallery and a library, connected via an online platform. Each Maker Library is led by a Librarian who programmes events and workshops that activate their local community of makers, and connects with the network online.

There are now Maker Libraries in the UK, South Africa, Germany, Mexico and Turkey. The British Council are working with a range of partners to expand the Maker Library Network globally, opening it up to those interested in sharing their making practice and connecting to like-minded people internationally.

The Maker Library Network concept was conceived by Daniel Charny and From Now On and developed in collaboration with the British Council. 

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