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Join the Maker Library Network during Cape Town’s unofficial design week as they showcase the creative works of Maker Libraries in the first mobile version of the Maker Library in South Africa.

The Maker Library Network, launched in 2014, is an initiative that brings together designers and makers across South Africa and the United Kingdom, encouraging development of creativity through the sharing of resources, ideas and skills. The mobile exhibition space showcases collaborative works between Maker Librarians, local designers and Maker curators Heath Nash and Thingking.

“The first mobile Maker Library, a caravan fitted by GRAS Studios participated in London Design Week 2014 and it was an instant success – giving Librarians a chance to extend interaction outside of a fixed location. There is also the rewarding opportunity to engage with the general public – who will have the chance to experiment creatively with makers and designers on hand to assist.” Maker Library Network Project Manager, Mel Spencer explained.

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Maker Library Network image by Marc Nicolson


The Creative Director, Daniel Charny is celebrating their first year and excited about inspiring collaborations and socially motivated creatives. “It includes individual and collaborative projects from across the network, and is also a chance for people who have been ‘Hanging out’ online to meet in person and make in the same physical space.”

The mobile exhibition will be moving through Cape Town during the week and will feature exciting workshops at the following venues:

  • GUILD at The Lookout, V&A Waterfront – Thursday, 26th February
  • Khayelitsha Train Station Courtyard – Friday, 27th February
  • Neighbourgoods Market, Old Biscuit Mill – Saturday, 28th February
  • 75 Harrington Street – Sunday, 1 March

If you’ll be heading to the any of the above venues, let us know what you think of the mobile Maker Library.

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Images supplied by Maker Library Network