Vote for the 4th Solidarity FabLabs challenge

Since 2015, we have offered free training in our Solidarity FabLabs to young people leading difficult lives. In the FabLabs they learn digital manufacturing, teamwork and perhaps a future trade.

Our international challenge is aimed at them. It allows them to use our FabLabs to develop a project from A to Z and show everything they are capable of doing today.

This year, it is all about using digital technology to devise and produce creations for the worlds of fashion, design and the arts.

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13 teams competing!

  • La sculpture en main
    Sculpture in hand
    GarageLab Ortzadar, San Sebastian   

    Making sculpture accessible to the blind and visually impaired by reproducing works on a small scale: that was what the 16 to 18-year-old students of the 2nd Chance School wanted to do in their...

     
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  • Musique, danse et vice versa
    Music, dance and vice versa
    Robisz.to   

    Three young makers (19 to 24 years old), who participated in a social project dedicated to young people in difficult life situations, invented with a musician a device allowing to combine dance,...

     
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  • Le vêtement électronique
    Electronic clothing
    Ongola FabLab, Yaounde   

    Combining aspects of healthcare, fashion and safety, these garments incorporate electronics to provide light, measure body temperature, and geo-locate the wearer. Three young people aged 23 to 35...

     
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  • Kinshasa en 3D
    Kinshasa in 3D
    Lisungi Fablab   

    Eight young people aged 19 to 27 on forced breaks from their studies took part in a Solidarity FabLab to learn about digital manufacturing (modelling, electronics, cutting, printing, woodworking,...

     
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  • Le studio photo mobile
    The mobile photo studio
    Fablab La Verrière, Montreuil   

    This project is inspired by the work of contemporary photographers, themselves inspired by African photo studios of the 1950s. For the young participants in the Solidarity FabLab, the idea was to...

     
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  • La peinture vivante
    Living painting
    Fablab Solidaire Senécole   

    The art created by a painter and two other youngsters is an interactive canvas that detects touch and replies with spoken information. It is connected and embeds in the work a video character...

     
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  • La lampe calligraphique
    The handwriting lamp
    EL Fabspace, Tunis   

    This creation was born when young people from districts of Tunis and other regions met craftspeople and an artist at the FabLab. A joint brainstorming of the poetic concept of street words was...

     
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  • Les babouches esthétiques et thérapeutiques
    Pretty, therapeutic slippers
    Ongola FabLab, Yaounde   

    How to energise local craftsmanship and make it relevant to today? Two young people accepted the challenge by teaming up with a cabinetmaker and using FabLab technologies. Aged 19 and 24, and...

     
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  • La mode en mode recyclage
    Fashion through recycling
    Lisungi Fablab   

    Three women aged 19 to 23 on forced breaks from their studies trained in the FabLab, where they designed a line of clothing and accessories made from recycled materials such as thread, bottle...

     
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  • Le dessin homme/machine
    Human/machine design
    La Coopérative Pointcarré, Saint-Denis   

    "La Coopérative Poincarré" Solidarity FabLab, Saint-Denis (France) Artists and young people in civic service offered a new take on artistic production processes by turning a digital cutting plotter...

     
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  • Le bus re-designé
    The bus redesigned
    Garagelab - Llindar, Cornellà de Llobregat   

    Around one hundred youngsters aged 15 to 21 who are no longer in mainstream schooling turned a bus into a source of information and guidance that will tour Barcelona in search of young people....

     
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  • La robe magique
    The magic dress
    FabLabInox, Gueugnon   

    Working with a dressmaker and a graphic designer, several unemployed young people in civic service created an embroidered dress lit up using fibre optic lights. They made its patterns using a...

     
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  • Les luminaires design
    Designer lights
    Lacq Odyssée, Mourenx   

    These original creations are the work of a group of young people who are not in education or training. The FabLab allowed them to put their ideas into practice, and then to consider marketing:...

     
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