Our vision is taking shape in 2014. A single skype call among our founders was enough to start enthusiastically exploring the collaborative workspaces that have been growing rapidly since 2006 in the world. After that, it was obvious that the capital of Greece lacked a functional makerspace that would appeal to everyone.
Therefore, they visited over thirty different Makerspaces in America, the Netherlands, Spain, France, England and Israel. Every experience they gained will contribute at Athens Makerspace as it has evolved today.
The place that will be a source of creative and constructive inspiration for a network of makers takes shape.
Our purpose is the emphasis on education, the use of machinery, the acquisition of personal and professional skills. Therefore, we focus in the enhancement of creativity in children, teenagers and adults. We run free workshops for citizens of Athens under the Open Schools program. In addition, we don’t miss the opportunity to participate in exhibitions and conferences, aiming to get to know new makers.
Now our management team includes over 20 volunteers! We are moving towards a sustainable growth and solidarity model that emphasizes the benefits of creative expression, experimentation and production. If you are a maker or would like to become one, join us in the DIY (Do It Yourself) and DIT (Do It Together) philosophy! Above all, our goal is to give everybody access to tools, machines and knowledge to realize their ideas!
We look forward to meeting you!