Make4All: sharing production experiment
A mobile workshop that links up spare time and resources to produce product for all
Make4All 工房 Make4All workshop
Imagine this: you have material waste, someone else has 5 minutes to spare. You could meet in a mobile community design workshop. In the workshop, these resources are transformed to social product for all and a collaborative making experience. This sharing production model could be the future sharing economy.
傳統消費模式 → 點對點消費 ( P2P )
Traditional Consumption → Peer to Peer Consumption
陌生的產品 The unaware side of everyday objects.
Do you know where your shoes come from? How about your mobile phone? Beyond user experience, what do you know of products? Every product is an outcome of a complex, globalised system of production and consumption, an outcome of a larger social ecology.
B. Why 點對點消費 ( P2P ) The sharing economy, P2P consumerism
因為這是雙贏的消費，當共享經濟能干預傳統經濟模式，大眾亦從等待財團推出優惠，轉變到互相建立互惠關係。由港人外遊經常會使用的 Airbnb 到國外著名的群眾集資平台 Kickstarter 這些誇區域的網上合作平台，成功體現了，共享經濟比主流經濟的優勢：環保，互信，互惠。
In sharing economy models, people collaboratively create discount, instead of waiting for one, thus building trust and benefiting each other. Airbnb has become as popular as traditional hotels, and Kickstarter an important monetary source for start-ups: These online sharing economy platforms: Green, and foster Trust and Mutual Benefits!
點對點消費 ( P2P ) + 共同生產 = 共享經濟
P2P Consumerism + Sharing Production = A Total Sharing Economy
C. 當共享經濟以 P2P ( peer to peer ) 形式活用金錢和現成物，我們能否更進一步， 活用閒置的時間和物資，以共享生產來使到資源更用得其所呢？
Current sharing economy models usually provide money or products as end goals. Somewhere in between we imagine a system to share time and up-cycle materials, fostering making experience and positive social change. Together we will build a mobile community design workshop and work with the public to create objects for a new everyday. Let’s expand the boundary of sharing!
D. 膠樽工房 - 閒置時間及物資的中轉站
Plastic bottle workshop - a hub where spare time and resources meet
再造膠樽 + 閒置時間 Upcycled Plastic bottle + Spare time
Through the mobile workshop, plastic bottles are cut into threads and weaved by everyone to become a product for all. We see this as an experiment of the sharing production model
Why 膠樽 Transforming PET Plastic bottles - why?
According to the Environmental Protection Department, in Hong Kong 5,280,000 bottle are wasted each day. This huge resource could be transformed into a highly flexible thread: waterproof, lightweight and strong, there is a lot of potential in this material.
流動工房 Mobile workshop :
The mobile workshop provides tools and instruction for everyone to participate in production, the workshop is well designed so that everyone can pick up the skills and enjoy the fun of being a maker!
Why 參與工房 Why Join the Workshop:
Join the Workshop: Join the workshop and work with like-minded makers to produce handcrafted objects to share.
流動工廠使 DIY 變成 DIT ( Do It Together )
生產技術門檻降低造就 Maker movement, 牽起 DIY 熱朝，足見"自家製"過程的魅力， 一個流動工房能集合 DIY 者的創造力及社區資源，以 DIT 令"自家製"的力量及樂趣倍增。
From DIY to DIT ( Do It Together ) Be a part of the Maker Movement, let’s Do It Together!
人人有份 Product For All
Transform plastic thread into weaved community products for an even more vibrant local.
Three step roadmap for sharing production:
We think of a production system as a mix of three elements: man-power, material and tools. In sharing production, either of these three elements can be community-sourced.
第一階段 Step One: Hands-On Plastic Upcycling Project
At this stage, we provide the tools in the workshop, while man-power and material resources (plastic bottles) are community sourced. The system during the time requires volunteers (us) to design and develop the tools in order to kick-start the cycle. SDOI Core Team suggests the end products in this mobile workshop design.
第二階段 Step Two: Open Source Production
As we advocate sharing production, our team would open source basic structures of our tools for other makers to refine and create their own version from. We would transform from a tools provider to a skill-sharing agent and a platform that gathers all these tools with man-power and materials. Doing so may maximise the impact of makers involved, ultimately adding value to resources. The community has autonomy to make decisions on the end product ownership.
第三階段 Step Three: Community Action
Our platform to gather the three elements of production aims to transition to a fully community-led sharing production system. The community gathers themselves by the Internet and other means in a self-initiated state, where a third-party platform is no longer needed.
願景 Final Goal
To work towards a utopia of sharing production, where our society envisions a more organic, sustainable and fair economic model reconnecting the relationship between man, products and environment.
我們是誰 Who are we:
We are a group of motivated students from SD Open Ideas who are looking for alternatives of the top-down capitalist production system which caused many environmental and social problems.With diverse skills and knowledge ranging from product design, advertising and communication design, we are set to expand the possibility of sharing economy!
SD Open Ideas is an idea-sharing and change-making platform for all SDees: initiated by students, we are set to stimulate critical discussions and trigger actions towards the common good, in an inter-disciplinary manner regardless of one's experience or background. So far we have more than 150 members on social media with a core team of 15.