Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam

We divide the existence of the mankind in history and pre-history. The history start when the Sumerians invented the write (and also the money). To write allowed the human being transmit his acknowledgment in a powerful way. Books were kept in temples, monastery, palaces and libraries. Libraries always were a place of power, we could remember…

Fab Lab Barcelona

One of the most influential fab labs completed 10 years in March 21th. I was lucky enough to be there exactly when Fab Lab Barcelona opened their doors to the public for several workshops and a nice happy hour to celebrate this date. There were workshops of 3D printer, robotic fabrication, aquaponic, fab textile and Fab Kids. I…

My Innovation Routine

I started My Innovation World project in the last October and since January every week I published a post about the places that I visited. Today I will do a small balance of this trip and tell what innovative changes I do in my daily life. I visited 15 places, in 6 countries and 2…

Medina

One of the mantras of the maker movement is “Do it Yourself” (DIY), to do instead of to buy or to fix instead of to put on the trash. But this kind of philosophy isn’t new. In several places of the world the communities do themselves what they need, sometimes because this is part of them…

Moroccan Center of Innovation and Social Enterpreneurship (MCISE)

A few hundred meters away from the walls of Medina of Rabat I found a very special place. There is a group of people looking for opportunities to change the life of their fellows. The Moroccan Center for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (MCISE) started in 2012 with of 17 people who wanted to change the…

{code}bridge

In the most of the previous posts, I’ve talked about physical spaces. Today my focus will be on something less tangible, but with a huge importance in our world: data and information. {code}bridge is an organization which incubates civic initiatives. Geographically, it is in Cape Town and Durban, but its work spreads for all South…