Public makerspaces, traditional fab labs and new maker cooperatives are all nestled within the Barcelona district and can be seen as different nodes of creation and fabrication.
MaCUS is a ‘laboratory of ideas’ in which traditional machines and new technologies interact – the intersection of traditional “artisans” and “artisans2.0”.
Daniel Florin hosted a workshop with the SISCODE pilot, Daniel is a maker of things and an active member of the RESTART project. The workshop consisted of learning the basics of digital manufacturing – the session introduced the participants to digital fabrication, how to use 3D printing and the CNC.
The workshop was a rich experience in learning the basics of digital fabrication, however, participants also grasped the complexity of the process. The workshop also demonstrated how to make your own digital fabrication tools – Daniel is currently building his own 3D printing machines and open CAO models.
It will take time to re-appropriate methods and modes of production – the workshop reflected how we are very far, but also very close to finding autonomy with technologies.