About Us

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?

HoFaLab is composed of 4 members: Luisa, Andre, Thierry and Roman. We speak English, German, Italian and French 😉

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.

Where is it happening?

HoFaLab is located in Hamburg, Germany. More specifically in the cultural center Honigfabrik in the district of Wilhelmsburg.

When is it happening?

HoFaLab was officially launched on 26.01.2019, and is now is organizing various events in 2019. Please visit our Events page for more details 🙂