Photograph by Keziah Suskin
MAKLab is Scotland’s first open access digital fabrication studio. It is part of the Fab Lab network of design and prototyping makerspaces. Its design and prototyping studio in Glasgow allows local people access to the latest digital prototyping tools, the expertise and training they might need, and a group of like-minded people who can share ideas, give tips and help develop projects.
MAKLab It is a multidisciplinary environment where professionals and amateurs experiment with technology, design, engineering, coding and many others skills.
In addition to developing a network of makerspaces across Scotland where people can trade skills and resources, access specialised equipment and experiment with new materials, MAKlab offers teaching workshops, community outreach programmes, professional development and accredited learning for a wide demographic, and each new studio will develop its own Maker Library. It was founded in 2012 with the ethos that ‘people, from all walks of life, should have access to the tools to change their life, play with an idea and start an enterprise.’
Who is involved?
MAKLab Maker Librarian Delphine Dallison is an artist who has often mixed digital fabrication and traditional making techniques in her work, and likes to explore the intersection between the two. In some of her recent work she has collaborated with the Glasgow Women's Library and Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections. She coordinates MAKLab’s Glasgow Charing Cross studio and oversees the expansion of the network. Delphine is passionate about books and sharing knowledge. Incidentally, she spent a year after graduating working as a trainee librarian at the GSA, which makes her the only ‘librarian by trade’ in the Maker Library Network.