Brenchie’s Lab started in 2015 as a community-built makerspace, and has played a key role in the development of a network of support for students, artists, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, and curious folks interested in the potential of digital fabrication, open technology, and co-learning. Over the years, Brenchie’s Lab has collaborated with art and design academies, libraries, […]
Plastic Beach Party is a community-driven effort to introduce plastic recycling to Aruba. Started through an open design thinking workshop, community members engaged to experiment with plastic recycling, prototype recycled products, and build an organization to make plastic recycling accessible on the island. Starting with the Precious Plastic machines, the mini-factory was collaboratively built by […]
In 2015 we began working with Di Institute for Social Leadership (Di ISL) in Kingston, Jamaica, in a yearlong partnership to learn from each other about communities and spaces and open learning environments. Di ISL is an experimental space started by the collective behind S((O))UL HQ in Allman Town, Kingston. It is home to a […]
In a collaboration with Ateliers ‘89 art academy and Colegio EPI technical school, we held a unique kind of workshop to build Aruba’s first fab lab with a group of 9 enthusiastic and creative participants.