Obviously these aren't a candidate for us to move to, but we're in an
ideal position to use these for temporary projects. There are some
popping up in very central locations (like ) which would be awesome
publicity for us.
So - if anyone is willing to take one of these on as a project, what
would you do? I think it would be a great opportunity to run larger
workshops or talks than we're capable of doing in the space.
These are quite common in the US, follow the links on this page to get an idea of the sort of things they do:
That one is rather more technology oriented than most as it is a tech course that the students building it are taking.
It might be a bit tight to put something like that together for this year, a lot of work is needed to do a good job.
We would need to sort out a cheap source of getting the dewar filled too, I can't imagine us doing this without a
bit of liquid nitrogen :-)
1.) As event space. Mini-hacker-conferences, hack days, the kind that never happens in London unless a sponsor is involved (think: stuff the Guardian would host but more niche/geeky/less glossy.)
2.) As exhibition space for finished Hackspace projects. Sol, Tom, Billy, … loads of people churning out random ideas all the time. Atm we never actually display our output.
3.) As outreach space: to test what it's like to have a second hackspace; to teach local communities.
No reason why it couldn't be all of the above.
I'm keen to help run any of this if others are interested.
(I did not know that there is an attempt to criminalise squatting.)