Forget fablabs and makerspaces! Who ELSE is promoting Digital DIY in Europe?
As some of you may already know, these days I also work in the H2020 research project “Digital DIY”, a world of which 3D printing is only the most fashionable part, but not the biggest, nor the most important. Among other things, right now we’d need to know something that is pretty hard to discover without _local (meaning: yours!) _assistance, because it is “hidden” behind many different languages and layers of burocratic structures and inertia:
which european local administrations, as well as schools, small/medium business associations, and other organizations that are NOT makerspaces, fablabs or similar, are already OFFICIALLY promoting Open Hardware, 3D printing and other “digital Do-it-yourself” activities, in ANY way, including but not limited to: training, sponsoring meetings, changing local regulations, offering spaces…?
The reason is to understand how much Digital DIY is still a “niche” phenomenon, restricted to “makers” and other geeks, and how much already is an important part of the whole society, at least in certain local communities. Thanks in advance for sending any information of this kind to the Digital DIY project via Twitter, Facebook, this form or good old email (firstname.lastname@example.org)!