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.

Discover them on this page!

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13 teams competing!

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 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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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