If Fab Lab Is the Answer, What Is the Question? Maker Culture as a Method for a Sustainable Future

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With this interview, I explore Cindy Kohtala’s ideas on the maker movement and sustainability, based on her doctoral dissertation completed at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. I was particularly curious to know how maker culture might act as a tool for cultural change. My inquiry was guided by these questions: how might community workshops for digital fabrication build a sense of community? how inclusive can the spaces be? and, how does peer learning function as a form of pedagogy in these spaces?

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMakers, Crafters, Educators
Subtitle of host publicationWorking for Cultural Change
EditorsElizabeth Garber, Lisa Hochtritt, Manisha Sharma
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

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