Fablab Saigon

In a typical Vietnamese day, hot and raining, I walked almost two hours among thousands of motorcycles and cars looking for an innovation space that I search on the internet. In the end of a quiet street I could see a small board of Fablab Saigon. Even without an appointment I was very well received. On a…

Waag Society

In the XVII century, there was in Amsterdam a place where scientists and artist shared the same space. Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, a famous physician of the city, called a young artist to paint his anatomy class. This piece became one of the most famous paint and the first masterpiece of Rembrandt. Today this building is a touristic…

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…

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…