Hyper Global / Hyper Local : a call for international online makers’ exchanges

Hyper Global / Hyper Local, an open call from Makers’ eXchange (MAX) will invite makers to explore what it means to be both connected physically to local contexts and digitally at a global scale when travel and physical exchanges are not possible. The call addresses makers in the broadest sense of this term, including creative professionals who produce work and projects using technology and/or traditional tools and methods, artists, craftspeople, sculptors and textile designers.

With respect to the current circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the scheme will pilot potential online and hybrid exchange formats with creatives and makers that need a lab or working station and/or respective equipment. Participants that take part in exchange will be supported to explore the most efficient ways for exchanging knowledge and developing skills, and invited to use the digital space as a place for knowledge exchange and co-creation through a combination of local research and online international sharing.

The call is open to international teams joined by a common goal, project and/or purpose to explore during the exchange whilst exploring new formats for collaborative working and will feature 10 exchanges scheduled to take place during the month of February 2021.

More on the open call on MakersXchange website (deadline January 4th, 2021).

MakersXchange is a Pilot policy project co-funded by the European Union. MAX project is implemented by the European Creative Hubs Network, Fab Lab Barcelona, UPTEC and Makery.

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