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…

The Old Biscuit Mill and The Woodstock Exchange

Woodstock is the district of Cape Town in which artists and creative people chose to be. The environment, with its several craft shops, restaurants, bars and art galleries, has motivated several companies to install its offices in the neighborhood. I’ve visited two places in Woodstock, The Old Biscuit Mill and The Woodstock Exchange, and these…

Maboneng Precinct

In all of my previous posts, I’ve talked about some specific space of innovation, some were about coworking and others about fablab or other spaces. Today I’ll present Maboneng Precinct, a whole district packed with innovation spaces. Maboneng means ‘place of light’ in the Sotho language. It’s a region in downtown Johannesburg that just five…