Nine years after the tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan, a team of women in Ishinomaki are upcycling shards of broken pottery into pieces of jewelry that are sold around the world. Makery went to visit.
Published 30 November 2019 by Rob La Frenais
The United Nations had moved COP 25 from Santiago to Madrid. What does it mean for climate activists who went on slow travel to the COP?
Published 28 August 2019 by Rob La Frenais
While Greta Thunberg just arrived in New York on a sailing boat to attend UN Climate Action Summit 2019, Makery has investigated options how to "Do It Like Greta".
Published 19 May 2019 by Cherise Fong
This year, the radically self-reliant Black Rock City in the Nevada desert will face a new challenge: top-down, tone-deaf intervention. Yet, inner passion still prevails in the voices of Burning Man past and present.
Published 23 April 2019 by Cherise Fong
The Ecuadorian Mashpi bioreserve reconciles luxury ecotourism, natural conservation and local ecology. An exemplary project in an extraordinary location. Makery went on site.
Published 12 February 2019 by Cherise Fong
How has life been in the prehistoric paradise since the arrival of the human species?
Published 13 November 2018 by Cherise Fong
Over the past ten years, a number of startups have been busy in the lab developing new materials for the textile industry. But when will we all be wearing high-tech ecofabrics?
Published 10 July 2018 by Ewen Chardronnet
What has been happening in Brest, Brittany, since the city was certified Fab City one year ago? The week before the Fab City Summit and FAB14 opened in France, Makery investigated on site.
Published 19 June 2018 by Cherise Fong
After lab-grown burgers and plant-based sausage, what about a meat alternative made from insects? Insect farming is gaining traction, all the way to DIY home kits.
Published 22 May 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
Are hackathons a new form of exploitation? Does the hacker culture serve as a consent factory as suggested by two American sociologists? Makery investigated.
Published 17 April 2018 by Cherise Fong
The final part of our investigation into bike-sharing focuses on the emergence of a newer model for urban mobility: electric bicycles. But why has it taken so long?
Published 10 April 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
Part 2 of our investigation on the state of bicycle society. While the free-floating Chinese bikes have shed a light on the dark side of the sharing economy, what about the not-for-profit aspect?
Published 3 April 2018 by Nicolas Barrial
Part one of our investigation on bike-sharing. How the “free-floating” trend of dockless public bikes challenges the model of sustainable mobility.
Published 27 March 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
The Cambridge Analytica affair is making the social network totter. Which strategy to adopt following these revelations: delete one’s account, demand one’s data, switch to free?
Published 20 March 2018 by Nicolas Barrial
Outshined by virtual reality headsets and video games, virtual worlds persist by proposing collaborative or social DIY experiences. Review of the most maker-compatible.
Published 23 January 2018 by Nicolas Barrial
No fablab without machines. But how will they evolve? Makery takes a closer look at equipment in digital fabrication laboratories of the near and distant future.
Published 19 December 2017 by la rédaction
As the TechShop saga rages on in the U.S., a new TechShop opens inside Station F in Paris, while TechShop Tokyo forges ahead with impassive optimism.
Published 28 November 2017 by Elsa Ferreira
For more than a decade, the algorave scene has made ravers dance to computer code. Makery went to investigate where it all began, in Sheffield, which hosted the Algomech festival in early November.
Published 21 November 2017 by Cherise Fong
Before the industrial vats, Shojinmeat Project’s first objective is to culture meat cells in home incubators. This Japanese citizen science movement has nothing to do with artificial burgers or vegan activism.
Published 1 August 2017 by Cherise Fong
From surplus supermarkets to public refrigerators to food-tech, initiatives are proliferating in the fight against food waste. A worldwide round-up.