The Maker Library Network (MLN)
The Maker Library Network (MLN) is a British Council programme that connects designers and makers around the world. It facilitates knowledge and a skills' exchange amongst professionals and encourages public engagement with making. A Maker Library combines elements of a maker space, a library and a gallery. These hubs are connected online and through a programme of travel exchanges, exhibitions and events, and people use them to make things, show things, get inspired and connect with like-minded people. The Maker Library Network engages with different forms of making, from traditional craft processes to digital technologies and everything in-between. Maker Libraries exist in the UK, South Africa, Turkey, Mexico, Nigeria and now in Ukraine, and there is a growing portfolio of interventions and pop-ups around the globe.
The MLN concept was created and developed by Daniel Charny and From Now On in collaboration with the British Council.
For more information and to follow the story, visit the MLN website at www.makerlibrarynetwork.org and www.design.britishcouncil.org/projects/makerlibraries/