A hugely ambitious project, Makerversity hopes to kick-start the Third Industrial Revolution in the heart of London.
We visited Makerversity when they had been working together for about 12 months, but had only moved into their substantial space in the basement of Somerset House about 6 months before and were undertaking a staged renovation as the project developed. You’ll find images of this process here.
A hugely ambitious project, Makerversity hopes to kick-start the Third Industrial Revolution in the heart of London by offering workspace for start-up making and manufacturing businesses and providing access to a range of fabrication and prototyping tools, spaces, events and learning facilities. They aim to influence policy, impact on the public realm, advocate for bottom up design, position making as a social good and democratise access to technology and making, working in particular with young people to support emerging practice and create learning and employability opportunities.
To do this they have created a space for creative start-ups in the centre of London, building a diverse ‘faculty’ of tenants working in smart farming, bespoke 3D printing, software design, architecture, creative technology, fashion and product design. With clean and dirty space, shared and self-contained units and event space and workshops they offer a range of facilities in which to make things, ‘be they digital, physical, or anything in between’.