The Curtin Library Makerspace is a creative learning environment that fosters exploration, innovation and play through making. By encouraging self-directed learning we support individuals and groups to learn new skills and develop maker projects. We also coordinate workshops, drop-in sessions, collaborative projects and events.
Marie Clarke is the Makerspace Coordinator. She is ably assisted by a friendly and enthusiastic team of six students - Adil, Bithiah, Kylie, Leoj, Thalia and Tim.
The Makerspace is also supported by other staff from the Curtin Library, including Karen Miller (Learning Coordinator), Drew Fordham (Project officer) and Tracy Piper (Academic Learning Advisor).
The Makerspace provides space, equipment and materials for creative activity. Many students and staff use the space to work on individual or group projects, either for course work or personal interest. Others come to learn or practice a new skill, or simply to spend time and relax in a friendly, creative environment.
The space is also used to hold workshops for groups such as students enrolled in units where access to a creative space and equipment can support their curriculum. It is also possible to book the space outside of opening hours for group activities such as staff professional development sessions. If you are interested in using the space for a group session or workshop, please contact the Makerspace.
Established in 2015, the Makerspace aims to be a significant contributor to the development of a maker culture within Curtin University by encouraging cross-disciplinary sharing of ideas and experience and enabling the development of innovative projects that contribute to both the teaching and research work of the University. The Makerspace is the physical ‘hub’ or learning space for the community of makers within, or connected to, the Curtin community. We also seek to engage online, and with the wider community to build relationships and collaborative partnerships. In so doing, we aim to strengthen the reputation of the Curtin Library, and that of Curtin University, as a driver of innovation.
Curtin would like to pay respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of our community by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which the Perth campus is located, the Whadjuk people of the Nyungar Nation; and on our Kalgoorlie campus, the Wongutha people of the North-Eastern Goldfields.