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Message posted on 09/07/2018

Release of Journal of Peer Production Special Issue 12: Makerspaces and Institutions

Dear all (with apologies for cross-posting),

We are very pleased to announce the release of the 12th Special Issue of
the open access Journal of Peer Production: Makerspaces and Institutions -
an issue which began at 4S/EASST Barcelona in 2016!

http://peerproduction.net/issues/issue-12-makerspaces-and-institutions/

Makerspaces are subjects in a plurality of institutional advances and
developments, catching the imaginations of a wide variety of organisations
and other actors drawn to a buzz of enticing possibilities. Depending upon
the nature of the encounter, makerspaces are becoming cradles for
entrepreneurship, innovators in education, nodes in open hardware networks,
studios for digital artistry, ciphers for social change, prototyping shops
for manufacturers, remanufacturing hubs in circular economies, twenty-first
century libraries, emblematic anticipations of commons-based, peer-produced
post capitalism, workshops for hacking technology and its politics,
laboratories for smart urbanism, galleries for hands-on explorations in
material culture... not forgetting, of course, spaces for simply having fun.

What kinds of hybrid arrangements emerge through these encounters, and what
becomes of the occupied factories for peer production theory? How are
institutions reshaping aspirations for autonomous, even democratic,
fabrication and experimentation – aspirations that were – and are –
important parts of makerspace narratives? And what do these encounters mean
for institutions, whether in education, culture, business, development or
some other sphere; how are they too evolving through their exposure to
grassroots and community making practices?

This is a mega issue, exploring institutional developments in all their
complexity through 13 research articles (each of which have been peer
reviewed and revised through the Journal’s particularly transparent
process, which makes all review steps public) and 7 practitioner
contributions from key leaders working in the field.

Please take a look, tell us what you think, and help us spread the
discussions through your networks. This project is the result of a long
labour of love for the many makers and thinkers involved, and we look
forward to hearing your thoughts.

With thanks, Issue 12 Editors
Kat Braybrooke and Adrian Smith

////////////// ISSUE 12 CONTENTS ///////////////////////////////

Liberatory technologies for whom? Exploring a new generation of makerspaces
defined by institutional encounters
Kat Braybrooke, Adrian Smith

[[[ PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES ]]]

Institutionalisation and informal innovation in South African Maker
communities
Chris Armstrong, Jeremy de Beer, Erika Kraemer-Mbula, Mieka Ellis

Making in Brazil: Can we make it work for social inclusion?
Rafael Dias, Adrian Smith

Making hardware in Nairobi: Between revolutionary practices and restricting
imaginations
Alev Coban

Makerspaces and urban ideology: The institutional shaping of Fab Labs in
China and Northern Ireland
Pip Shea, Xin Gu

The sociomateriality of FabLabs: Configurations of a printing service or
counter-context?
Cindy Kohtala

The institutionalization of making: The entrepreneurship of
sociomaterialities that matters
Evelyne Lhoste, Marc Barbier

Can one size fit one? A prospect for humane custom production
ginger coons

In situ, 3D printed heritage souvenirs: Challenging conventional spaces and
culture
Sam Vettesse, Constantia Anastasiadou

Hacking the museum? Practices and power geometries at collections
makerspaces in London
Kat Braybrooke

Redistributed manufacturing and makerspaces: Critical perspectives on the
co-
institutionalisation of practice
Liz Corbin, Hannah Stewart

Achieving grassroots innovation through multi-lateral collaborations:
Evidence from the field
Silvia Buitrago Guzmán, Pedro Reynolds-Cuellar

Configuring the independent developer
Tobias Drewlani, David Seibt

ReMantle and Make: A cross geographical study exploring the role of
makerspaces and the circular economy in Scottish textiles
Paul Smith, Michael Johnson, Lynn-Sayers McHattie

[[[ PRACTITIONER CONTRIBUTIONS ]]]

Prototyping the future, reviving the past: Observations of two museums and
their shared workshop approaches in the making
Robert Richter, Daniel Wessolek

Make Space Prod
Luca M Damiani

The distorting effect of money, and other lessons learned by a makerspace
funder
Molly Rubenstein, Benjamin Linder, Kofi Taha

Creating together, learning together: Practices of YCAM in cooperation with
machines
Kazutoshi Tsuda, Mitsuhito Ando, Kazuhiro Jo and Takayuki Ito

Repair Cafes
Martin Charter

Excellence in the maker movement
Em O’Sullivan

Space, Gather, Make: Shared machine shop sound
Vasilis Moschas, Kat Braybrooke, Adrian Smith

http://peerproduction.net/issues/issue-12-makerspaces-and-institutions/
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