Community Call: mAkE/GIG | Talk with Maker Residents (MiR)

In this call we will have Asem Kamal (Egypt) and Witness Shangali (Tanzania) from the mAkE Africa EU Makers in Residency (MiR) program. Some of you might have already met  during the GIG week in Berlin or have come across their profile in the last nomination email! The MiR program aims to provide valuable exchanges between European and African makers and makerspaces. This year, 4 African makers traveled to France, Belgium and Spain to experience the local makerspace culture and develop innovative prototypes with expert support. Asem and Witness are going to share insights about their experience, the makerspaces hosting them, the new skills acquired, and the prototypes that they have developed during their one month residency in Europe. ...
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Open Call | Distributed Design Awards 2024

Open Call | Distributed Design Awards 2024

Join the seventh edition of the Distributed Design Awards! The Distributed Design Awards celebrate the creative, mind-shifting and responsible design responses to the post-industrial design paradigm. We recognize multidisciplinary, innovative and sustainable designs from Europe’s makers, designers and creatives.  APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN WHO IS IT FOR? This award is open to anyone working in the creative disciplines dealing with Design and Making: creative players, makers, designers, artists, architects, scientists, students and others. We promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Inviting everyone, with Europe based projects, independent of their origin, ethnicity, creed, culture, gender identification or religious background to join!A broad definition of ‘emerging creatives’ is adopted to include designers, makers and practitioners who apply the Distributed Design concept to diverse applications, this could include platforms, deployments or products and services for example. This call is open to those of any background or experience, independent of present academic involvement. ...
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GIG Community Call: Makers Meet Ministers

GIG Community Call: Makers Meet Ministers

How can policy makers influence and support the maker movement? As a global network of people, each member holds a different position - individual creator, team, startup, advocate, mentor, supporter. This community call will open the conversation about the importance of spaces for communities to gain tangible skills, create and grow together. 'Makerspaces' are inclusive hubs where digital meets hardware and more - these spaces are hubs for community innovation, repair and improvement across so many spheres. This community call aims to address African and European policies supporting the maker culture across the globe and find commonalities, differences, areas for cooperation and more. ...
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Open Source Programme Offices – OSPOs for Good 2024

Open Source Programme Offices – OSPOs for Good 2024

Day 1 topics include: AI and Open Source, Open Source at the UN, Open Source in the Global South, Open Source and Governments Day 2 topics include: Open Source at Work in the World, Youth and Open Source, Open Source and Civil Society, Open Source Networked Cities, The Next Decade: Envisioning the Future of Open Source ...
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Africa OSH Summit 2024

Africa OSH Summit 2024

Theme: Making Open Science Hardware Ubiquitous for a Sustainable Africa. This year's AfricaOSH Summit will focus on promoting the use of open science hardware in Africa. Apply here before 30th June 2024: https://bit.ly/AfricaOSH2024 Partners: https://lnkd.in/eDvhftkM ...
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GIG at re:publica24 – Makerspace Sessions – Day 3

GIG at re:publica24 – Makerspace Sessions – Day 3

10:00 - 11:00Hands on Anleitung: Solar Upcycling für den BalkonSpeakers: Sebastian Müller, Wolfgang Gründinger, Elisa Naranjo11:15 - 12:15 Building Bridges: Soldering for Climate Change AwarenessSpeakers: Ousia Assiongbon Foli-Bebe, Friederike Fröbel, Adjovi Eyram Victoire TSAMEDI, Seti AFANOU, Carina Lange12:30 - 13:30Program a Lightning LED Badge Magic Display with PythonSpeakers: Mario Behling, Hong Phuc Dang, Nangi Safi13:00 - 13:30 Engaging Communities, Collecting Data and Solving ProblemsSpeakers: Mirko Ebelshaeuser, Antonio de Jesus Anaya Hernandez, Eric Nitschke13:45 - 14:45 500-Year-Old Hand-Made Fabric Painting Technique Speakers: Jaspreet Singh, Vuga William13:45 - 14:45 “Why Change needs Community” - How Communities such as Habibi.Works and the Global Innovation Gathering Strive to Create ImpactSpeakers: Mimi Hapig, Fadia Elgharib15:00 - 16:00BIOALUN - Explore Sonication in Biological Processes Speakers: Irene Agrivina, Widyaningrum16:15 - 17:15 Dynamic Auto-Updating Open Hardware Assembly Documentation Speakers: Eric Nitschke, Julian Stirling, Andreas Kahler17:30 - 18:30 Prints Charming: Handcraft Memories without Ctrl +Z - A Workshop for Analog Artistry Speakers: minneboerbl17:30 - 18:30Maker in Residence MeetupSpeakers: witness shangali, asem kamal, Joseph Orya, Leonard Shayo, JAFSIA Elisee, Fabienne...
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GIG at re:publica24 – Makerspace Sessions – Day 2

10:00 - 11:00Smart Agri-BoxSpeakers: ESSOH Cyrille, Koffi Dodji Honou10:30 - 11:05Digitizing to survive: a social technology for the revitalization of Amazonian languagesSpeakers: Ana Vilacy Galucio11:15 - 12:15 The Gray Area between Programmers and Non-Programmers (Gamification in Education using Visual Programming for Robots Making) Speakers: Nawres Arif, Hasanain Fadhil, Ayat Alderi, Manar Alhuda Al Furaijie12:30 - 13:30 Found Objects: How to Transform Wood Waste into Valuable Materials and Products with the Open Source Design ToolSpeakers: Paola Zanchetta, Iñigo Puerta Uranga12:30 - 13:30 Scaling Grassroots Innovation Speakers: Jan Ertmann, Geraldine de Bastion, Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou13:45 - 14:45 Design your DIY Robot Learning KitSpeakers: HfabLab, ESSOH Cyrille, Koffi Dodji Honou15:00 - 16:00 Caring for the Fish Speakers: Cristiano Tkralzy15:00 – 16:00From Pessimism to Promise: Lessons from the Global South on Designing Inclusive TechSpeakers: Payal Arora16:15 - 17:15 Temporal Ecospheres - Fauna-inspirierte Wege aus der Zeitnot (ENG: Fauna-inspired ways out of time trouble)Speakers: Simone Engelhardt, Johannes Wirz16:15 - 17:15 Understanding the Right-to-Repair Movement in the Global North and Global SouthSpeakers: Mathew Lubari, Ugo...
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GIG at re:publica24 – Makerspace Sessions – Day 1

GIG at re:publica24 – Makerspace Sessions – Day 1

12:30 - 13:00Constructive Care Cafe (CCC) Speakers: Regina M. Sipos, Saad Chinoy, Adriana Cabrera13:45 - 14:45IoT Services by Africa and for Africa Speakers: Husna, Rahim Md Abdur, Omoy Kombe15:00 - 16:00The Open MillSpeakers: Sara Diaz Rodriguez, Zara Odu16:15 - 17:15“Prompting for Pullovers” - Experimental DIY upcycling Workshop with GenAISpeakers: Fabian Mrongowius17:30 - 19:30 Permacomputing - Technologies for Resilience and RepairSpeakers: Alistair Alexander Off-Stage - 14:00– 14:45Permaculture Living Lab - Open Source Tech Solutions for Sustainable Food Production and Every Day CareINFO: Experience sustainable food and energy production hands-on. Web will take you on a journey to explore building of off-grid, low tech solutions, such as solar powered irrigation systems to service plant ecosystems. Free explorations, daily guided tours and permaculture intro talks are waiting for youSpeakers: Mike Jensen, Nils Brock, Elektra Wagenrad, Eric Nitschke, Kersti Ruth Wissenbach, Pamela CuadrosOff-Stage - 15:00–16:00Opening of the FAROFA [Where Beach Vibes Meet Democracy Drive]INFO: FAROFA is a cozy and open space that welcomes everyone. Strike up conversations, relax on...
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Building Bridges: Exploring the Impactful Partnership Between GIG and re:publica

Building Bridges: Exploring the Impactful Partnership Between GIG and re:publica

The partnership between the Global Innovation Gathering (GIG) and re:publica shows what happens when people from all over the world come together to share ideas. This relationship has turned a simple proposal into an exciting annual event that connects and inspires innovators globally. In this article, we'll explore how GIG and re:publica started working together, highlight the key moments from their events, and discuss the impact on the community. We will also recognize the supporters who keep this partnership thriving and look ahead to future projects. The Global Innovation Gathering (GIG) is a dynamic network where social and technological innovators tackle global challenges through grassroots solutions. By organizing events, workshops, and collaborative projects, GIG promotes technology, innovation, and community engagement, enabling practical solutions that make a lasting difference. During the upcoming GIGweek24 in Berlin, participants will experience a blend of connection, education, and creativity. The event will kick off with a welcoming session and quickly transition to insightful talks and interactive workshops....
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