BY ROXANNE D'SILVA
Makers Asylum is organising an event Makers Market on January 21, 2023, at their centre in Moira. The event is to give artists a space to display their multimedia and conventional artwork.
The event is said to have 14 local artists as well as artists who are residing in Goa from other states who will be displaying their works.
On the day of the event, there will be open workshops for visitors.
When great minds come together
Makers Asylum was founded by Vaibhav Chhabra in 2013, in a small garage space back in Bandra, Mumbai. The community aimed to bring like-minded enthusiasts under one roof to experiment with their ideas, learn new skills and make the ideas happen.
The community has two directors, one being Vaibhav Chhabra and the other Richa Shrivastava. Both come from an engineering background, and they decided to venture onto a path where art and engineering can merge.
They work with a team of thinkers and explorers who work with curiosity and experimentation to create a meaningful learning experience to give to the community.
Makers Asylum comes to Goa
The settlement is now a home for laser cutting, 3D printing and all types of tech. At the location, they have the Drill Press Café with a specialty of coffee prepared with an actual drill machine.
For the people, by the people
It is a playground for artists, engineers, designers, young talent or anyone who would like to get their hands dirty and build. The space, that is the house, has numerous labs where one can gain access to tools and equipment, share ideas, learn new skills and create a community in hardware design.
Makers Asylum is all about bringing about interdisciplinary inventions through science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). This idea was brought up to foster a culture of innovation, exploration and lifelong learning through digital and physical formats.
The community not only helps its people through STEAM but also by providing them with confidence, tools, knowledge and space. It is a community that seeks to bring change in the world and become a global, conscious problem-solving mechanism.
And there’s more…
That’s not all! Makers Asylum also has digital learning programmes for people projects like Innovation School, which is a hands-on training programme that has projects focused on solving real problems. SDC School is a global immersion programme for youth, dealing with woodwork. It is meant for teens above 16 years of age.
Other programmes by Makers Asylum are Electronics Deep Drive, Rapid Prototyping and Drone Deep Drive. They intend to have more programmes online as well as offline soon.
Makers Asylum is open to all those who have creative ideas and want to develop them as a first-hand experience.
WHERE: H.no – 661, Mapusa- Moira Rd. Moira
WHEN: January 21, 2023