Makerfaire Zurich: Call for Makers is open now!

A6 Flyer_frontWhat is a Call for Makers? Basically it’s an invitation to come show your stuff at the event. We ask you to fill out a form telling us about what you’d like to show at the Faire, so we know who you are and we can keep track all of you, and we choose as many as we can fit to exhibit on September 17th &!8th.

But who is a Maker and what kinds of exhibits are appropriate? Pretty much whatever you make or do that you’re passionate about, as long as it’s something you can easily share with others. Maybe you and your child have made a box car, and would like to show it off. Maybe you make hats and mittens out of old sweaters you’ve felted. Maybe you’re an artist and the traditional gallery venue doesn’t really fit the scale or the mood of your work. Maybe you teach dance and you could teach it to a crowd! Or maybe you have a half-finished project in the garage that is just itching for a deadline… This is your great excuse to get out the tools or the knitting needles or whatever it is you’ve been neglecting!

Your Mini Maker Faire submission can be a display of something you’ve done, an activity you offer to do with kids and adults. But we are also looking for performers, teachers, and arts, crafts, as long as they fit the theme.

If you would like to participate as a maker or workshop leader please fill the form below:

Call for Makers



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Wonderful Exhibition

Every year as a part of Grade 5 Exhibition, I volunteer to be a mentor to students in Grade 5. This year, I mentored a group in Zurich International School. My exhibition group was focusing on the central idea “Poverty can challenge people’s ability to access education”. They called themselves the Super Educated Monkeys and did a research about their inquiry. Along the way they used a lot of websites and human resources. They interviewed a librarian in Tanzania and wrote emails to various organisations. They gathered a lot of information and extended their understanding and knowledge about their subject throughout the weeks. On their exhibition night, all well dressed and prepared, they presented their findings at their booth. They talked about what they have learned and what their actions would be. I am very proud of this team of students. I learned as much as they learned throughout their inquiry. A couple of days after the exhibition, I received a “Thank You” Presentation form them It made my day. Please find it below:

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Maker Faire comes to Zurich

Maker Faire comes to Zurich
September 17-18, 2016, 10am – 6pm at Dynamo, Wasserwerkstrasse 21


Maker Faire is a family-friendly festival for digital crafts and new technologies, with a focus on making, learning and sharing – exhibition, workshops, talks and fun!

3D-Printing • Laser-Cutting • Microcomputers • Internet of Things • Hacks • DIY • Electronics • Soldering • Knitting • Wearables • Open Source Hardware • Open Data • Steam Punk • Serigraphy • Robots • Drones • Minecraft

Info for visitors and makers:

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