A research that explores the world of Makers and Maker Laboratories from several points of view – ethnographic, economic, technological, manufacturing and design – in order to understand how this phenomenon is evolving.

Who are Makers and Maker Laboratories (Fab Labs, Makerspaces, Hackerspaces)?

How do they work and live?

Is it a real revolution? What could we do to support them?


The Makers' Inquiry started from the collaboration of several researchers and practictiones from different organizations. The research investigates several dimensions of both Makers and Maker laboratories. Here you can discover more about the background, the process and the goals.

First edition

The Makers' Inquiry has already been applied to the Italian context with two researches in 2014-2015, you can check the results in order to understand it better.

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