Rome Maker Faire Extends Call to Makers

By on June 21, 2019
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Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition 2019 takes Rome, Italy on October 18-20, 2019 and promises a robust lineup with a mix of DIY tech electronics as well as art.
The forthcoming maker faire is poised to unite Italian artists and tech companies for revolutionary collaborations.

 

Now, the call for makers , Univerisities and Reasearch Centres has been extended until July 8, 2019. New at Maker Faire Rome ’19, there’s an innovative union between artists and makers. The main Topic is Cultural Heritage wanted by The Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities which will manage an entire section.

In between, there is 40.000 euro contest  about light design for the next Christmas

 

Maker Faire Rome 2019 Unites Artists and Makers

Often, maker faire events feature a focus largely on either tech and electronics, or arts and crafts. However, Maker Faire Rome 2019 – The European Edition bridges the gap between artists and makers with its Maker Art exhibit. This session probes the dynamic of ground-breaking tech and modern art and will be curated by Valentino Catricalà. The goal is to create a few large installations featuring everything from pop art to video content, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI).







As Lorenzo Tagliavanti, President of the Rome Chamber of Commerce reveals, “Maker Faire Rome is a consolidated platform, it is the place where Science meets innovation, from the ground up, by also offering training, networking and business and is, therefore, an accelerator of the innovation process for the whole of Europe. Because of the event is also evolving thanks to co-creation effort, we are carrying out new projects.”

Maker Media, Make:Magazine Shut Down But Worldwide Maker Faires Continue to Thrive

The maker space isn’t exactly new, but in recent years it’s certainly blossomed. Maker Media which spawned Make:Magazine as well as its flagship Maker Faire NYC and Maker Faire Bay Area recently shut its doors. After years of financial struggles, Maker Media laid off its staff and canceled its upcoming Maker Faire New York 2019. However, Maker Faire events worldwide aren’t funded by Maker Media. Only Maker Faire Bay Area and NYC were run by Maker Media. Thankfully, the maker community continues to thrive with events such as Maker Faire Rome 2019. We covered Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition in 2018, and are jazzed to provide onsite coverage of Rome Maker Faire 2019. If there’s a maker faire in your area, support it in any way you can whether by volunteering, attending, partnering with makers and artists, or something else.



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About Boris Landoni

Boris Landoni is the technical manager of Open-Electronics.org. Skilled in the GSM field, embraces the Open Source philosophy and its projects are available to the community.

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