Author Archives: Esther Fehse

Great Start! Dortmund Mini Maker Faire 2014

Dortmund Mini Maker Faire celebrated a swirling festival of ideas and creativity at Science Night Ruhr! Makers from all over Germany joined with interactive exhibits, workshops and presentations ranging from urban gardening to 3D-robotics, from “Bibberbeast”-Workshops to charming “Wastelanders” travelling around the Dortmund “U”. Futuristic-victorian Steam Punk objects stood right next to 3-dimensional modern design sculptures. Thanks to all who participated in this wonderful start of a new format!

Benevolence Through Design(making):  Unsung Heroes

The Ground producer of Maker Faire Africa Lagos 2012 Chika Okafor will speak abouth the maker movement in Nigeria and Africa in general.

17:00 h – 17:30 h
19:00 h – 19:30 h

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Meet HfS Zeitgenössische Puppenspielkunst

Fishbowl-Diskussion “Hackerspace goes school”

Meet Theatre Hapticus





Meet Collective Paper Aesthetics

‘everyone can play a designer’!

.. is the motto of the participatory construction toys and ‘hands-on’ public/ Private furnishing that ‘Collective Paper Aesthetics’ has developed together with with museums, science centres, cultural and educational organizations.

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‘Collective Paper Aesthetics’ is a civic game in design models; reloading Buckminster Fuller Octet-truss patent to a series of explorations in objects, space and experience.

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‘Collective Paper Aesthetics’ is introducing a physical modelling tool to communicate complex systems in a playful manner. The principle tool is a cardboard lattice, to be fold into three dimensional polyhedral packs. The pack is closing with cardboard joints, which are integrated in the lattice itself.

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Noa Haim is a designer and architect based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Since 2008 she is operating her cultural entrepreneurship titled ‘Collective Paper Aesthetics’. More information at

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Photo credits: Kobtze Donner

Building, Tinkering, Making in the “Kinderlabor”

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Meet c’t Hacks

Creative with technology

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Meet Frank Andre and his “Hacklace”

Hacklace – a hackable necklace



Meet Zoobotics and ZURI