Today’s story will take you to a small village in Goa, India. What’s there? A Makerspace that has made moving a part of its growth and educational strategy!
Community Growth - Education - Makerspaces
Makerspaces have always captivated us. Throughout our travels exploring coworking spaces worldwide, we have witnessed the profound impact that makerspaces have on their cities and their members. Within these creative havens, we have encountered inspiring stories of transformation. Lawyers turned skilled craftsmen, startups shaping the future of mobility, and artists utilizing makerspaces to bring their grand artistic visions to life. Our first encounter with Maker's Asylum, the space we are thrilled to introduce to you today, took place in Mumbai. We were so moved by the experience that we even documented it in a blog post, which you can find here. If there is one aspect on which Maker's Asylum has wholeheartedly focused its journey, it is unquestionably education. As you are about to discover, education encompasses various dimensions within the realm of Maker's Asylum, extending far beyond simply teaching people how to use machinery. Their educational odyssey has led the entire team through a series of remarkable adventures, beginning in Mumbai and Delhi, and ultimately culminating in a remote village near the sea. How did it all unfold? Keep reading to find out.
➡️ A little refresher
Who’s behind the featured space?
Meet Vaibhav Chhabra, the original founder of Maker’s Asylum.
Vaibhav was studying in Boston, while also working for a startup. There, he encountered a big community of makers called Artists and Asylum. When he moved back to India he could not find a space where makers create and do things themselves. Facing many challenges with the product he was working on back in India, testing in rural areas, and having to give it to service providers so they can redesign the hardware part of it, he was missing the community in Boston and decided to create his own makerpace space and give it a name inspired by it.
3 years after founding Maker’s Asylum, Vaibhav was joined by his partner in life and in business Richa Shrivastava. They’ve been growing the business and their team ever since.
➡️ Key Figures
- Opening year: 2014
- Size when they started: 1 space in Mumbai
- Size today: 1 space in Moira, a village in the region of Goa
➡️ A little tour around Maker’s Asylum
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