Join us virtually or in real life

We’re curious to share and learn from you! Join us for virtual roundtables, maker get togethers, hackathons, mentoring programmes and much more.

Critical Making Mentoring
Programme 2022

Applications are now closed to the Critical Making Mentoring Programme 2022! Thank you for applying – you will hear from us very soon! 🚀
An incredible line up of mentors & jury members are ready to warmly welcome you and your project. Curious to learn more? Click here!

Picture: cc by-sa Stefanie Loos/re:publica. Find the original file on flickr.

Sneak peaks from Critical Making @ re:publica
– the festival for digital society!

Why Critical Making? What’s Critical about Making or is Making Critical?

Regina Sipos, a social entrepreneur and researcher at the intersection of society and technology, challenged Garnet Hertz, an internationally recognised designer and electronic artist, known for his work on critical making.

Picture: GIG/re:publica. Find the original file on Twitter.

Part of the New European Bauhaus Festival 2022

The Festival brings together citizens from all walks of life to debate and shape our future landscape. It is an opportunity to explore the New European Bauhaus values of beauty, sustainability and togetherness, and their power to address societal challenges. Critical Making is a proud partner on the festival side events. Alexander Kutschera, Susanne Grunewald and Melanie Stilz hosted a spotlight on Critical Making as an approach towards better education.

Picture: Barbara Kieslinger. Find the original file on Twitter.

Time for a game!

Sandra Mamitzsch & Barbara Kieslinger took over Home Base for 60 Minutes of joyful and playful exploration of the criticality in making. They invited participants to play the Critical Making game to reflect on how critical, sustainable and responsible your making is.

Picture: GIG/re:publica. Find the original file on Twitter.

Re-watch our kick-off webinar

Interactive Workshop:
Exploring Critical Making

In March 2021, we kick-started our project with an Interactive Workshop: Exploring Critical Making. We hosted a conversation with experts of experimental research approaches and makers on how they are using new, different, hands-on research methods to shape the maker community to be more inclusive.

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Together we can build an inclusive and sustainable future of making. We would love to hear from you if you want to join any of our activities or propose an idea!