GarageLab Ortzadar, San Sebastian - Spain
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 FabLab. Supervised by FabManagers and assisted by the main Spanish institution for visually impaired people, they used digital printing, laser/vinyl cutting and Arduino to make 2D mock-ups and then 3D replicas of sculptures by local artist Jorge Oteiza. The youngsters, who are no longer in mainstream schooling, also made Braille captions.
The project in photos
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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.