A Place for Local Making

an invitation for open-source making, joyful playing, inquisitive thinking and resourceful living in an interconnected world.

104 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Opening 10 March 2022

Events

Opening 10 March 2022

        Making

        hacker-user-carer-maker around the earth

        • new handles

          new handles

          Great examples of new/replacement handles, often improving upon the original, as seen in Hamburg, Solingen & Freiburg.

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        • Freeboxes

          Freeboxes

          During my time living in Germany I have enjoyed coming across these ‘Freeboxes’ on my wanderings around the cities, where people leave things for others to take, often housed in handmade structures. Sometimes you also come across things on the sidewalk, with the note ‘Zu Verschenken’. – Xin

        • Sandwiching

          Sandwiching

          Useful technique for fixing things onto grills and fences, here seen used by professionals and non-professionals alike, at subway and shop entrances around Hamburg.

        Making

        hacker-user-carer-maker around the earth

        Making

        hacker-user-carer-maker around the earth

        A Place for Local Making

        an invitation for open-source making, joyful playing, inquisitive thinking and resourceful living in an interconnected world.

        104 Courtenay Place, Wellington

        Opening 10 March 2022

        Events

        Free & open to all* *COVID policy

          Making

          Celebrating maker-user-carer-hackers around the world, to inspire local making

          Thinking

          around making, conviviality and wider systems

          • What would a Resource Recovery Network for Pōneke look like?

            Waste Free Welly is an open and collaborative group of individuals and organisations working to progress the vision of zero waste in the Wellington Region. In 2020, responding to Wellington City Council’s target of reducing waste to landfill 30% by 2026, they proposed to develop a region-wide resource recovery network.

          • Towards an art/making practice that is kinder for the planet

            A conversation between Monique Jansen & Xin Cheng February 2022 Xin: Since our collaboration for Speaking Surfaces at St Pauls St Gallery, I have been wondering about an art/making practice that is kinder for the planet. As we talked about before, we buy art supplies from Gordon Harris, but actually everything comes from overseas. Recently […]

          • Appropriate technology, mealworms & 3D printers | a conversation with Angus Donald Campbell & Chris Berthelson

            Xin and Adam connect up with the new head of the University of Auckland’s Design Programme Dr Angus Donald Campbell and PhD candidate Chris Berthelsen to share stories of local making from Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Tāmaki Makaurau and South Africa.