The Maker Lab of Spektrum, equipped with digitally controlled machines and various electronic tools, is the first makerlab in Berlin which has been conceived specifically for Art-making.
Applying critical thinking, we aim to reflect new trajectories based on the consequences of producing plastic artifacts and consuming natural resources but, above all, we aim to question how to re-define an understanding of the role and responsibilities of makers in the contemporary culture.
The lab pushes the boundaries of what is normally intended as maker-possibilities, expanding available tools and new fields such as distillation of smells, motion technology for the human body, high accuracy sound-system, powerful audiovisual station for ultra definition editing (4K) and basic facilities for experiments related to plasma physics and chemistry (in progress).
The lab-project is the result of the activities of our Spektrum-Communities which empower the research in open-lab nights, which are free for everybody to attend. Initiated in collaboration with the MadeByUs community, the Maker Lab has been developed following an open-format approach in which we offer direct access to everybody interested to co-design the reality of the lab.
The Maker Lab will also be curating projects of individuals that are seeking challenges of research and development of innovative concepts. In Spektrum, we are activily building a platform where it is possible to find hardware and software, technical advice and support to realize projects focused on Art, Science and Technology, while looking forward to collect and spread these creative synergies and artistic talent in the outside world.