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Makers and design in South Africa
Maker Station, Cape Town, South Africa.
Open Design Afrika, Cape Town, South Africa.
Aalto University, Espoo, Finland.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-7417-0745
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-6402-3813
2020 (Engelska)Ingår i: Digital Culture & Society, ISSN 2364-2114, E-ISSN 2364-2122, Vol. 6, nr 1, s. 135-151Artikel i tidskrift, Editorial material (Övrigt vetenskapligt) Published
Abstract [en]

Felix Holm is co-founder of the Maker Station makerspace in Cape Town, South Africa, a coordinator of the Cape Town maker movement, and contributor to a pan-Afrikan makerspace founders’ network. Suné Stassen is founding director and custodian of Open Design Afrika (ODA), a festival and activation platform that advocates, demonstrates and educates how design and creativity should be used for social, environmental and economic transformation. Over many years these two organisations have made significant contributions to reposition the  roles of design, making, creativity and innovation within the greater ecosystem and helped build a healthier and more prosperous South Africa. Some of these efforts also contributed to Cape Town’s proposal, submitted before the city was eventually crowned as World Design  Capital in 2014. Maker Station and Open  Design Afrika believe that fostering people’s ability to become more active and  responsive global citizens is key to increasing impact, improving more lives and initiating work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a  collective effort to design our new  preferred futures. Their efforts bring to light contributions to DIY making and hacking and alternative histories less addressed in academic research. Felix (FH) and Suné (SS) spoke to Cindy Kohtala (CK) and Yana Boeva (YB) about their passions and the recent histories of South African  DIY making over video-conference, mere  days before South Africa went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for this issue.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Transcript Verlag, 2020. Vol. 6, nr 1, s. 135-151
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makers, fablabs, maker culture, technology, design, history
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Design Teknikhistoria
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design; digital humaniora
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-211241DOI: 10.14361/dcs-2020-0108OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-211241DiVA, id: diva2:1777627
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Special issue: Alternative Histories in DIY Cultures and Maker Utopias

Tillgänglig från: 2023-06-29 Skapad: 2023-06-29 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-06-30Bibliografiskt granskad

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