Our friends in South East Makerspace (SEMS) are looking for a new home. Details of the sort of building they are looking for are below.
The old space at Thomas Hill is no more. As a result, we are looking for alternative premises in Waterford City and the surrounding region.
So how might you help? Do you know of any properties that fit the following criteria? – a premises that might consider the “Vacant Premises Arts Scheme” (rates waiver possible) – running water – toilet and sink – mains power – => 80sqm – 2 rooms or 1 easily partitioned – ventilated – 24hr access
We’ll have tea and coffee available on site and Tog has an affordable tuck shop with fizzy drinks and snacks. Please add a donation to your ticket to support this non-profit space. Suggested donation: €10
If you would like to showcase your conversion please get in touch.
This event is run in partnership with the Electronic and Computing division of Engineers Ireland. The Electronic and Computing division members work in software development and testing, including the gaming industry; mobile and fixed line telecommunications; internet services; embedded systems development and signal processing.
Our very own Jeffrey has headed off on a maker-in residency program to Buinho, a fablab in rural Portugal.
The residency is all about getting immersed in various activities related to social awareness and education, ending with repair café with Christmassy vibes. A cultural exchange with different age-groups, community-based educational activities, visit to local schools, and support of the local repair café. The week culminates with the first ever repair cafe held in Messejana at their annual Christmas festival.
Buinho is a Creative Hub and the first rural Fablab in Portugal. Since 2015, creatives, makers, educators, and researchers unite in Messejana to experiment, prototype and learn. The aim of the association is to be an inspiring place, which fosters creativity, collaboration and innovation at the intersection of arts, technology and society. They offer various educative programs, private accommodation, different studios, and a creative residency program open for artists and makers from all over the world.
This residency is part of an Erasmus+ project, entitled “WeRepair”, coordinated by Buinho Associação and whose partners are Fablab Cuenca (Spain) and Mountain Makers (France).
Our mostly annual Christmas decorations are now all packed up and ready to be posted. They will be hopefully on trees very soon. You can check out more photos of the build in our gallery. If you would like one to do drop by any of our events in December. Design by Jeffrey.
CRNI is the representative body for community based reuse, repair and recycling organisations in Ireland. Our vision is an Ireland where the word ‘Waste’ doesn’t exist and where our entire community benefits from the social, environmental and economic value of all reusable resources. Our aim is to provide a range of practical supports to our members, and to promote community based, sustainable waste management as a practical and effective way of tackling Ireland’s growing waste problem.