In May 2022, Happylab is celebrating Female* Maker Month - full of female role models from the maker community, tutorials and workshops exclusively by & for women*!
The maker community and the associated technologies have so far been male-dominated: only about 20% of makerspace users are women*. Happylab Wien wants to change that with Female* Maker Month in May 2022 full of female role models from the maker community, tutorials and workshops exclusively by & for women*!
Starting May 5, 2022, events exclusively by & for women* will take place in the makerspace: In a tour of the open workshop as well as workshops and tutorials, Happylab invites women* to try out new things. The program includes welding in the metal workshop, furniture making with wood, do-it-yourself bicycle repair and an electronics workshop with ethical hardware.
- MEET THE FEMALE* MAKERS (May 5, 2022, 5 pm, Women* only!): In a guided tour exclusively for women*, Happylab together with makers* from the community provides insights into the 900 m2 open innovation workshop in the middle of Vienna. Not only are the various manufacturing technologies presented, but there is also room for questions and exchange. Female* makers present their projects, which are guaranteed to make you want to try out the machines yourself in the future!
- EYES ON FEMALE* MAKERS (May 5 - 31, 2022, All genders welcome!): From May 5 - 31, 2022, Happylab will present works by female* makers who have been realised in recent years in an exhibition in the makerspace. From experimental fashion out of the 3D printer to learning materials from the laser cutter to a self-developed radio trainer for flight students. The opening will take place on May 5, 2022 starting at 7 pm - all genders welcome!
- HANDS-ON WITH FEMALE* MAKERS (starting May 11, 2022, Women* only!): Under the motto "Hands on with Female* Makers", Women*only workshops on various topics will take place at Happylab in May 2022. The workshops invite women* to try out new things and to learn new technical skills under the guidance of experts*. The program includes welding in the metal workshop, furniture making with wood, do-it-yourself bicycle repair and an electronics workshop with ethical hardware. Click here for the individual workshops!
- EXPLORE FEMALE* MAKERS: As part of an online campaign, we are making numerous project ideas and instructions available online, which encourage you to implement your first projects and thus become a female* maker yourself.
The events are open to all interested women*! No prior knowledge is required.
Female* Maker Month in May 2022 marks the starting point for more equal opportunities in technology-related making. By making female* makers and their projects more visible as well as organising women*only workshops, we will of course continue to encourage women* to implement their ideas with digital fabrication technologies.
Female* Maker Month is supported by the Vienna Business Agency. A fund of the City of Vienna.