In Benin, the Potemat laboratory brings together participative approach, DIY and maker spirit around the project of upcycling by-products of the cotton industry.
Published 15 May 2018 by Benjamin Pothier
The artist-researcher Benjamin Pothier attended recently a training for scientist-astronaut candidates in Connecticut. Here is the story.
Published 30 April 2018 by Raphaël Besson
The researcher Raphaël Besson investigates the Hive, a creative residence of thecamp in Aix-en-Provence (France), since September 2017. The time has come to present the prototypes of the first session.
Published 30 April 2018 by Alexis Rowell
Spring has finally arrived at The Big Raise, the (future) permaculture farm. Our trainee maker-farmers have loads to do: Windbreaks to plant, cuttings to nurture, fruit bushes to plant...
Published 24 April 2018 by Caroline Grellier
In order to upcycle by-products of the cotton industry in Benin, our maker is visiting factories, cotton farmers, getting familiar with the machines, experimenting in the lab…
Published 27 March 2018 by Raphaël Besson
The researcher Raphaël Besson investigates the creative residence of thecamp in Aix-en-Provence (France) since September 2017. In his second column, he explores the “Hive method”.
Published 13 March 2018 by Alexis Rowell
Our trainee maker-farmers want to start planting fruit trees on their land next winter, but first they need to know how healthy their soil is with the help from a special kind of doctor.
Published 13 March 2018 by Raphaël Besson
Since its opening in September 2017, Raphaël Besson observes The Hive of thecamp, the international creativity residence of the innovation campus in Aix-en-Provence (France).
Published 6 March 2018 by Caroline Grellier
Off to Benin. Following her return to university, our maker is moving from principles to practice with a project on upcycling residues from the cotton sector.
Published 13 February 2018 by Alexis Rowell
Théo Champagnat et Jean-Noël Gertz grow mushrooms in a disused underground car park. We sent our future maker-farmers on the first official visit of the only organic farm in Paris.
Published 6 February 2018 by Benjamin Pothier
Mars, the Earth and the Moon joined by the magic of an image… The artist-researcher Benjamin Pothier tells us about this space art performance from Dwingeloo radio telescope.
Published 23 January 2018 by Alexis Rowell
The long-term aim of Alexis and Blanche is to produce energy from sources on their permaculture farm: biomass, sun, geothermal. Here is their energy strategy interim plan.
Published 27 November 2017 by Caroline Grellier
Resuming her studies, changing her plans facing African political hazards… Our bio-sourced material agency project leader is learning to juggle.
Published 21 November 2017 by Alexis Rowell
In order to make his microfarm a reality, Alexis trained in permaculture at the Norman farm of Bec Hellouin. He took the opportunity to interview his founders, Perrine and Charles Hervé-Gruyer.
Published 2 November 2017 by Rob La Frenais
How will we travel tomorrow? From railway vehicles to solar tuk-tuk, Rob La Frenais, who conducts the Future of Transportation project with the Srishti Institute, gives a few art and DIY ideas.
Published 31 October 2017 by Alexis Rowell
How do you do keep the trees and plants on a permaculture farm watered given global warming? Alexis and Blanche got busy with a digger to make a rainwater storage facility and a natural swimming pool.
Published 10 October 2017 by Caroline Grellier
Start of the school year update for our maker and her bio-sourced material agency, Termatière. Or how to concile maker aspirations and social entrepreurship.
Published 3 October 2017 by Alexis Rowell
Can a maker live in the countryside, whith no 3D printer? Our zero waste experts, Alexis and Blanche, think so. In the Perche region, they experiment with permaculture.
Published 26 September 2017 by la rédaction
Lambert Heller deals with topics such as Open Science and Open Access. In this contribution, he presents ten global trends affecting informal science learning.
Published 12 September 2017 by la rédaction
This summer, French maker Julien Goret vagabonded the railways with his family. 5,000km through Central Europe, stopping at PIF Camp in Slovenia and a DIY art center in Slovakia.