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Maker Faire Barcelona 2019: Pathways to a Circular Economy
October 5 - October 6
Recycle, Repair, Reuse, Reinvent, Redesign
This sixth edition of Maker Faire Barcelona will be at Nau Bostik, an emblematic citizen-led cultural center in the neighborhood of la Sagrera.
Referring to artistic creation and social innovation, the Maker Faire brings together a vigorous network of creatives making socio-cultural work.
Highlighting the central role of the Circular Economy, Resilience and Creativity
The Maker Faire Barcelona wants to emphasize the urgent need to rethink and activate a new model of local and scalable economy. This includes research, learning, entrepreneurship, production, employment and responsible consumption for the city.
The event brings together the local and international maker community. This is a broad community that unites researchers and practitioners of the maker movement, universities, research centers and socially innovative enterprises. A main goal is to foster cross-pollination between projects and participants.
Resilience and Circular Economy in the Cities
Cities hold more than half of the world’s population, represent ideal environments, laboratories to understand how to design and scale sustainability through resilience and circularity, possibly the two most important characteristics for the future of people.
The transition to a circular economy means rethinking all aspects of urban life. This includes searching solutions and consumption habits, so that raw materials and products remain in circulation beyond the programmed service life, thus minimizing the loss of finite resources offered by the planet during the production and consumption processes.
The growing availability of low cost tools and technologies, digital distribution, research, local manufacturing and a new circular economic logic that lies in the very heart of the Maker culture, make a decisive change for a society dependent today on a linear and centralized production.
Read more about the Maker Faire here.
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