What is HoFaLab?
HoFaLab is your digital workshop to learn and make things yourself in your neighborhood.
HoFaLab stands for “Honigfabrik Laboratory”. It is a combination of the words “Honigfabrik” (often shortened by locals as Hofa) and “Fab Lab”.
A “Fab Lab” (Fabrication Laboratory) is a small-scale workshop offering digital fabrication. A Fab Lab is typically equipped with an array of flexible computer-controlled tools that cover several different length scales and various materials, with the aim to make “almost anything”. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fab_lab)
HoFaLab is part of the Fab Lab network. http://www.fabfoundation.org
Who is HoFaLab?
Why start HoFaLab?
HoFaLab is open to (Media-)Artists, Tinkerers and anyone interested.
We are starting HoFaLab because we want to create a place for digital fabrication accessible to everyone in the neighborhood.
We are therefore committed to the 3 following principles:
- BASIC DIGITAL LITERACY :
Bring a new laboratory in the district to share basic knowledge about digital technologies.
- EMPOWERING THE COMMUNITY :
Enable and inspire the neighborhood in order to raise awareness about local issues.
- ARTISTIC RESEARCH :
Use those technologies to explore new creative approaches and develop artistic languages.