Collaborative production

For the circular economy; A community approach


The project Pop-Machina, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, engages organisations and communities from 7 different countries from 2019 to 2023 to demonstrate the potential of the maker movement and collaborative production for the EU circular economy.

We draw from a number of cut-edge technologies (factory-of-the-future, blockchain) and disciplines (urban planning, architecture) to provide the support necessary to overcome scaling issues; a typical drawback of collaborative production; to find the areas more in need of our intervention and to reconfigure unused spaces. We put forth an elaborate community engagement program to network, incentivize and stimulate through maker faires and events existing and new maker communities in all our municipalities. We build upon the current informal curriculum for maker skills development by nurturing the social side and we put educators and makers together to exchange ideas on the training modalities.


Project Members

Aykut Coşkun
Maria Laura Galleguillos

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