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Maker Communities Respond to COVID-19 – Online Meetup

Maker communities around the world have responded to the COVID-19 crisis swiftly with a mission to save lives. In this online session, we invite makers who are on the ground, fighting the virus in real-time, to share their experiences and answer your questions.


2020/04/24 (FRI)


18:00–20:00 (JST)


FabCafe TokyoMAP




Maker communities around the world have responded to the COVID-19 crisis swiftly with a mission to save lives. These teams of makers, manufacturing companies, designers, citizen scientists, engineers, medical professionals and other stakeholders are swiftly gathering in a bottom-up, avengers-style to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

These local actors are not only leveraging the power of quick prototyping that digital fabrication can provide, but are also acting as important organizers of essential logistic projects, creating solutions that require quick collaboration happening at the local level.

In this online session, we invite maker community leaders to share their experiences and answer your questions. Participants can join via Zoom video conferencing (sign up here!) or on YouTube Live on FabCafeTV.

Date and time

2020/04/24, Friday
18:00 – 20:00 Japan Standard Time

This online meeting will be held predominantly in English.
The post-meetup archive will be subtitled in Japanese.

※Please signup via Peatix for the Zoom link or visit FabCafeTV for the YouTube live stream.





Azby BrownSafecast and the COVID-19 Testing map


Ira WinderProcedural Pandemic: Understanding the COVID-19 Epidemic as an Urban System via Interactive Simulation



Kalaya KovidisithCommunity-driven innovation: Collaboration as essential element in connecting the backlines with the frontlines to attack COVID-19 in Bangkok



David Tena Vicente, FabCafe Barcelona as Makerspace, Fabrication organizing leader, and emergency logistics management hub. Words of advice and solidarity from a pandemic-center 



Cross talk, including questions from audience



Wrap up words




FabCafe is a place that conveys and spreads the “Fab” spirit in a delicious, fun, and easy-to-understand way that is not constrained by the logic of mass production or the market. Digital fabrication machines such as 3D printers and laser cutters are installed in the café where people gather for workshops, creative community meetups, or a good cup of coffee.

The GLUG community has over 40 chapters in cities around the world, including GLUG Tokyo, which was launched in January 2020. GLUG started in 2007. At the time, 20 people in a pub in London decided to overhaul the then-stiff, boring, and awkward corporate networking landscape. That’s why they created an event series for independent and inspirational creatives and innovators to gather and inspire each other.


Date 2020/04/24(FRI) 18:00–20:00 (JST)
Venue FabCafe Tokyo
〒150-0043 東京都渋谷区道玄坂1丁目22-7 道玄坂ピア 1F
Tel. 03-6416-9190

京王井の頭線 神泉駅 南口 徒歩3分
JR 渋谷駅 徒歩10分
Fee Free