Villette Makerz, France

27.07.2018, Cooperation projects (small) / Architecture, Design and Applied Arts
Reply by Saturday, September 1 2018

Villette Makerz is looking for partners from any EU country, who are committed to green economy, recycling, public awareness, etc. for a small-scale cooperation project in the field of design and education. Cultural institutions, schools and audio-visual experts are also welcomed.

Organisation Villette Makerz

Villette Makerz, located in the heart of the Villette Cultural Park in Paris, is a creative space for all, including a Fablab – collaborative design and manufacturing laboratory – as well as a space for events. Villette Makerz offers experiences in creating and implementing innovative teaching: this space in perpetual movement is dedicated to all those who want to connect ideas and materials, thanks to contemporary technologies of creation, in sectors such as design, 3D, code, textile, electronics, audio-visual, numerically controlled tools…

On weekends, the public (young public, family, adult) can discover the “Do It Yourself” in free access. As a cultural space, Villette Makerz also co-produces the events of the Parisian “maker” movement with many collectives. During the week, professionals (entrepreneurs, companies, communities) can experiment, exchange and manufacture. In a fab lab & coworking environment conducive to the creation and exchange of know-how, Villette Makerz offers a comprehensive offer ranging from the rental of workstations and professional machines to personalized support for design, production and economic development.
By linking culture and education, science and technology, Villette Makerz supports Parisian creative communities in the use of their natural talents and creative energy, deploying them to the service of private actors, territorial and the general public.

Project “Upcycling by Design: Developing Social and Sustainable Skills”

In these times of environmental and social crisis and with the sustainability of our future at stake, we are influencing the way of creating and producing. Upcycling transforms by-products, waste materials and unwanted materials into new products for better environmental value.
We are working in collaboration with creators, designers, artisans, manufacturers and communities who are creating new and sustainable design projects with reusable materials. Our aim is to make re-using a new standard in design. We are committed to social and sustainable design. Our goal is not only to create beautiful products but also to develop a concept: a way to create products which tell great stories. Using waste materials to create sustainable design products. Making the most of international partnership to share intercultural knowledge and stories.

– To support the emergence of new upcycling designers and projects: educating professionals and general public through training and workshops.
– To encourage upcycling designers and projects around Europe: to showcase design projects through exhibitions and competitions.
– To promote the values of upcycling Design: new technologies and good practices that are socially and environmentally responsible.
– To create a network / community: interdisciplinary Creatives sharing the same vision.
Our project is based at the crossroads of research, awareness, education, creation, networking and business development.

Samuel Rémy, T: +33 6 61 64 88 87 (Research & Training)
Carolina Tinoco, T: +33 6 31 46 73 36 and Nathalie Tinland, T: +33 6 07 79 99 59 (Awareness & Education)
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