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gareth stangroom

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democratised making: investigating the role and reach of fabrication spaces

This project is a provacation of and exploration into a fabrication typology as a means of aiding existing informal maker practices in the Mbare Magaba of Harare. It explores what architectural programme might have to offer makers, as well as what makers and the informal industry might have to offer architecture. The result is a campus of maker activity that speculates on how various architectural interventions might benefit the various stakeholders of the maker economy; ultimately considering how 4th industrial technologies might be adopted to help the ecosystem break out of some of its current political, financial, social and spatial limitations.

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