The rationale is that human capital has increasingly become the most important asset of a country and experts argued that the key to the sustainable economic growth of a city/country is an ability to attract, nurture and retain a creative workforce. One effective way of promoting and fostering creativity is to actively engage people in creative activities, such as co-design and hands-on making activities.

 

In Year 1, the team will focus on identifying good practices of creative communities and find out key requirements regarding public makerspaces in China in order to create suitable strategies. In Year 2, the team will develop a prototype of public makerspace in one of the community neighbourhood centres in Shanghai with an intention to scale up and expand to other areas in China. The team will also initiate community co-design projects between local residents and design students from Tongji University to introduce the co-design process to local communities. The processes and outcomes of community projects will be thoroughly evaluated to identify potential impacts. Key lessons learned will be extracted to develop suitable strategies and action plans for scaling up. Year 3 will concentrate on developing a strategic design framework with suitable guidelines for developing community creative hubs.

Useful Links

Hurst, A. and Kane, S. (2013) Making “Making” Accessible, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (635 – 638).New York, NY, USA: ACM.

https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2485883

 

Kjällander, S., Åkerfeldt, A., Mannila, L. & Parnes, P. (2017) Makerspaces Across Settings: Didactic Design for Programming in Formal and Informal Teacher Education in the Nordic Countries, Journal of Digital Learning in teaching Education, 34(1), 18-30. doi: 10.1080/21532974.2017.1387831

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320979201_Makerspaces_Across_Settings_Didactic_Design_for_Programming_in_Formal_and_Informal_Teacher_Education_in_the_Nordic_Countries

 

Koole, M., Epp, J. Anderson, K., Hepner, R. and Hossain, M. (2017) Designing a Makerspace for Pre-school and In-service Teachers, International Journal of Design for Learning, 8(1), 82 – 97.

file:///C:/Users/dtstbba/AppData/Local/Packages/Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe/TempState/Downloads/22703-Article%20Text-54864-1-10-20170620%20(1).pdf

 

Kuznetsov, S. and Paulos, E. (2010) Rise of the Expert Amateur: DIY Projects, Communities, and Cultures, Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries (295 – 304). Reykjavik, Iceland: ACM.

http://www.staceyk.org/hci/KuznetsovDIY.pdf

 

Lande, M. and Jordan, S (2014) Making It Together, Locally: A Making Community Learning Ecology in the Southwest USA, 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) Proceedings. Madrid, Spain: IEEE. ISBN: 978-1-4799-3922-0

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7044394

 

Lindtner, S. and Li, D. (2012) Created in China: The Makings of China’s Hackerspace Community,

Interactions, November + December 2012, 18 – 22 DOI: 10.1145/2377783.2377789

https://www.wiwi.uni-siegen.de/inno/pdf/p18-created_in_china.pdf

 

Litts, B.K. (2015) Resources, facilitation, and partnerships: Three design considerations for youth makerspaces, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (347-350).Medford, MA, USA: ACM.

https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2771913

 

Moilanen, J. (2012) Emerging Hackerspaces – Peer-Production Generation. Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Open Source Systems: OSS (94-111). Hammamet, Tunisia: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-33442-9_7

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-33442-9_7

 

Paonessa, L. and Orozco, A. (n.d.) What is a makerspace, and how does it promote community development? [Online] http://beeckcenter.georgetown.edu/makerspace-community-development/ (accessed: 15/12/18)

 

Slatter, D. and Howard, Z. (2013) A Place to Make, Hack, and Learn: Makerspaces in Australian Public Libraries, The Australian Library Journal, 62(4), 272-284. doi: 10.1080/00049670.2013.853335

https://eprints.qut.edu.au/73071/1/73071.pdf

 

Sleigh, A., Stewart, H. and Stokes, K. (2015) Open Dataset of UK Makerspaces: A User’s Guide. London: NESTA.

https://media.nesta.org.uk/documents/open_dataset_of_uk_makerspaces_users_guide.pdf

 

Smith, A. (2015) Tooling Up: civic visions, Fablabs and grassroots activism. The Guardian [Online] https://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2015/apr/04/tooling-up-civic-visions-fablabs-and-grassroots-activism (accessed: 27/03/19)

 

Taylor, N., Hurley, U. and Connolly, P. (2016) Making Community: The Wider Role of Makerspaces in Public Life, Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. San Jose, CA, USA: ACM. doi: 10.1145/2858036.2858073

http://www.nick-taylor.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/taylor-chi16-making-community.pdf

 

Toombs, A., Bardzell, S. & Bardzell, J. (2014) Becoming Makers: Hackerspace Member Habits, Values, and Identities. Journal of Peer Production, 5 (October 2014), ISSN: 2213-5316.

https://www.academia.edu/9043637/Becoming_Makers_Hackerspace_Member_Habits_Values_and_Identities

 

Toombs, A., Bardzell, S. & Bardzell, J. (2015) The Proper Care and Feeding of Hackerspaces: Care Ethics and Cultures of Making. Proceedings of the 2015 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Seoul, Republic of Korea: ACM. doi: 10.1145/2702123.2702400 https://www.academia.edu/12034526/The_Proper_Care_and_Feeding_of_Hackerspaces_Care_Ethics_and_Cultures_of_Making

 

Van Holm, E.J. (2015) What are Makerspaces, Hackerspaces, and Fab Labs? SSRN Electronic Journal (January 2015), doi: 10.2139/ssrn.2548211

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304257650_What_are_Makerspaces_Hackerspaces_and_Fab_Labs

 

Wang, D., Dunn, N. & Coulton, P. (2015) Grassroots Maker Spaces: A Recipe for Innovation, 11th European Academy of Design Conference. Paris, France: Paris Descartes University Institute of Psychology.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304919436_Grassroots_Maker_Spaces_A_Recipe_For_Innovation

Useful Toolkits and Playbooks

Making in Schools: A Toolkit

https://s3.amazonaws.com/cmop_production/downloads/370/Making_Spaces_Toolkit.pdf

 

Makerspace Playbook: School Edition

https://makered.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Makerspace-Playbook-Feb-2013.pdf

 

Youth Makerspace Playbook

https://makered.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Youth-Makerspace-Playbook_FINAL.pdf

 

Creative Citizens’ Variety Pack

http://creativecitizens.co.uk/files/2014/12/00_CC_Variety_Pack_sm-.pdf

Useful Websites

Maker Ed: https://makered.org/

Maker Ed UK: http://www.makereduk.org/

NESTA’s makerspaces database: https://media.nesta.org.uk/documents/ukmakerspacesdata_0.pdf

Design Challenges, Museum of Science, Boston: https://www.mos.org/drop-in-activities/design-challenges

Libraries with makerspaces in the UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/libraries-and-makerspaces/libraries-and-makerspaces

DESIS Network: Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability: www.desis.polimi.it

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