Quelab a makerspace in Alquerque, New-Mexico

If you know the story of the Snail, our traveling home, you know it started in a makerspace in Quebec, La Patente. Doing our journey, we remained attached to this place and began to visit similar places on our route. The project recently brought us to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to meet with the local transition group. Following the successful crowfunding, one of the counterparts we had was a burlap bag. We were able to find …

(Français) La Patente, un atelier collaboratif à Québec

There are places we go because there is a specific goal, there are others it is by habit, then finally there are those where we go because we feel good. For me, La Patente has successively become these places over the last two years. Initially, coming out of a short carpentry training at the Center Jacques-Cartier, I wanted to keep trying to create, it was the moment when I was trying to no longer enter …

Découverte de la Toronto Tool Library

On a Wednesday night of late April, we arrived at the Toronto Tool Library (TTL) on Danforth avenue. There were about 10 people there : volunteers, members and people who were seeking information about the service. Later in the evening, we also learned that the basement was also full of people attending the carpentry workshop. We were welcomed by Lawrence Alvarez, who is the president of The Institute for Ressource Based Economy (IRBE), which is …