Projects

Made@EU

Bridging the digital divide that hinders the use of digital fabrication knowledge and technologies in the European cultural and creative sectors.

The Made@EU project saw Plymouth College of Art and Fab Lab Plymouth work in partnership with prestigious research and education centres in Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Budapest, in an international collaboration co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme. This strong international network of leaders in the Fab Lab network joined forces to offer diverse programmes, creating opportunities for artists, designers and craftspeople to explore and exchange ideas across borders.

With our Fab Lab facilities at its core, the project included a range of residency programmes and workshops — including a ‘Using 3D Digital Tools for Making’ symposium  — which enabled artists and designers from across Europe to explore and exchange new ideas surrounding innovative making and digital fabrication technologies.

Led by the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia the project welcomed international artists and makers to the South West through subsidised residencies, granting them exclusive access to Fab Lab Plymouth and Plymouth College of Art facilities and technical support. Through these residencies, artists enhanced their practice and bridged the digital divide — melding traditional craft and design techniques with experimental, digital processes. 

Seven artists, designers and makers joined our Made@EU residency scheme, with their experimental work culminating in a public exhibition hosted by The Gallery. From sculpture and animation to furniture and architectural models, The Gallery showcased pieces from Adriana Ionascu, Alfie Smith, Jack West, Laura Martinez, Mark von Rosenstiel, Matthew Bush and Phil Cuttance, Ludovic Mallegol and Annemie Maes.

Made@EU Profiles: Matthew Bush from Plymouth College of Art on Vimeo.

See all our Made@EU videos here.

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Made@EU

Bridging the digital divide that hinders the use of digital fabrication knowledge and technologies in the European cultural and creative sectors.
AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication

AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication

The EU funded Atlantic Creative Youth Hubs Project builds a social innovation model for young people supporting social entrepreneurship, employment and education in the creative and cultural industries.
SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon) SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon)

SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon)

SEED is an exciting project that enables higher education institutions in Devon to collaborate with local SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises).
Hidden Talent in Devon Hidden Talent in Devon

Hidden Talent in Devon

Hidden Talent in Devon is a new project that provides opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to access higher level skills, as a means of widening participation in Higher Education.
The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab

The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab

The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab is a partnership of seven Devon-based organisations, working together to help businesses analyse data to create new products and services, focusing on safeguarding the environment.
Fab Lab in schools Fab Lab in schools

Fab Lab in schools

We want to inspire digital makers, develop digital making skills in young people, and support the digital agenda within the curriculum.
Skills Support for the Workforce Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce

Our Skills Support for the Workforce project invited businesses, artists and small traders into our Fab Lab to take part in a course that trained them how to use the kit and then how to adapt it to their practice.
HackFest HackFest

HackFest

Part of Venturefest South West, HackFest is a county-wide project for young people to come together to create product prototypes that respond to the issues of the future.
Made@EU Made@EU

Made@EU

Bridging the digital divide that hinders the use of digital fabrication knowledge and technologies in the European cultural and creative sectors.
AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication

AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication

The EU funded Atlantic Creative Youth Hubs Project builds a social innovation model for young people supporting social entrepreneurship, employment and education in the creative and cultural industries.
SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon) SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon)

SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon)

SEED is an exciting project that enables higher education institutions in Devon to collaborate with local SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises).
Hidden Talent in Devon Hidden Talent in Devon

Hidden Talent in Devon

Hidden Talent in Devon is a new project that provides opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to access higher level skills, as a means of widening participation in Higher Education.
The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab

The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab

The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab is a partnership of seven Devon-based organisations, working together to help businesses analyse data to create new products and services, focusing on safeguarding the environment.
Fab Lab in schools Fab Lab in schools

Fab Lab in schools

We want to inspire digital makers, develop digital making skills in young people, and support the digital agenda within the curriculum.
Skills Support for the Workforce Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce

Our Skills Support for the Workforce project invited businesses, artists and small traders into our Fab Lab to take part in a course that trained them how to use the kit and then how to adapt it to their practice.
HackFest HackFest

HackFest

Part of Venturefest South West, HackFest is a county-wide project for young people to come together to create product prototypes that respond to the issues of the future.