Designalike.org project was formally presented at Maker Faire Rome (October 3-5 2014).
What is a Maker Faire?
Organizers say: “The Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where innovators (Makers) show what they are making, and share know-how about technology and craftsmanship.”
Makers are such technological creative people whose interests move through many fields as technology, design, art, sustainability and alternative business models.
At Designalike.org we are makers.
This is a fact. Designalike.org wants to develop shared and collaborative designs for everyday use objects. We want to share awareness about materials’ and everyday use object’s quality in order to create a valid alternative to the actual consumerist market.
Designalike.org’s space at the Maker Faire surely stand out at least for one reason: there was absolutely no electronics inside the objects to build that we presented. By the way Designalike.org is absolutely not a manifesto against electronics but it just wants to point out the importance of manual dexterity as tactile and cognitive awareness of the world.
Experience is growth.
Many visitors at Maker Faire demonstrated much interest about Designalike.org experiment, and we collected a big amount of ideas and advices that helped us opening up our minds about possible development of this project.
Interacting with visitors and other makers has been for us an inspiration exercise for brainstorming about the future of Designalike.org.
We want to thank everybody who visited Designalike.org space and anyone with who we shared this adventure. Anyone of you enriched us with your advices and stories, anyone of you gave us a small contribution to Designalike.org future.