Communities of Making: A Visual Exploration of Rural Makerspaces in India

Katharina Vones

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This pictorial seeks to capture both the tangible and intangible aspects of site visits to Makerspaces situated in rural India. While over twenty-five Makerspaces across four regions were documented through conversational interviews, photography, sketching and reflective writing for the project, only a small selection of this wealth of visual and factual information, with a particular focus on rural locations, has been compiled in this pictorial. It provides a rich tapestry of Indian maker cultures, their contribution to local communities, and how these spaces interpret their role as facilitators of creation within the complex global narratives of sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2021
EventIASDR 2021: International Association of Societies of Design Research - Hong Kong Polytechnic University and online, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 5 Dec 20219 Dec 2021


ConferenceIASDR 2021
CityHong Kong
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  • Maker culture
  • Sustainability
  • Community Engagement
  • Digital Making
  • Materiality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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