World Trade Center Dubai
The Maker Faire is an international festival that celebrates, supports, and sponsors makers, innovators, craftsmen, amateurs, engineers, students, from all groups of the community.
The Maker Faire contributes to the development and sponsorship of projects and innovations by urging the concerned parties to adopt and support them to transform ideas to products and free works.
In addition, this event brings together experts and specialists to share knowledge and experiences from all around the world and motivate members of society to innovate and create.
Sijin Gopinathan: Thee Artist Network main aim is to inspire school students to create innovative art concepts and share the knowledge through art workshops and we did a huge live painting in the theme of "Year of Tolerance" 15 Artists from different emirates participated to create the amazing artwork and the artist network group got awarded to creating the Artwork and its going to be in the office of "Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance"
Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.
The launch of Maker Faire in the Bay Area in 2006 demonstrated the popularity of making and interest among legions of aspiring makers to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills at the event. 200,000 people annually attend the two flagship Maker Faires in the Bay Area and New York, with an average of 44% of attendees first timers at the Bay Area event, and 61% in New York. A family-friendly event, 50% attend the event with children. In 2017, over 190 independently-produced “Mini Maker Faires” plus over 30 larger-scale Featured Maker Faires will have taken place around the world, including Tokyo, Rome, Shenzhen, Taipei, Seoul, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Detroit, San Diego, Milwaukee, and Kansas City.
Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it’s not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages and on kitchen tables. It’s typically out of the spotlight of traditional art or science or craft events. Maker Faire makes visible these projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day.
Maker Faire is brought to you by Maker Media. Maker Media publishes Make: magazine, produces Maker Faire, and offers DIY electronics, tools, kits, and books through its online and pop-up Maker Shed stores.
Appreciation and Newspaper Coverages
Sijin Gopinathan/ Reji Thulaseedharan
Sreedevi Venugopal / Binny Malik
Jiffy Binu varghese / Murugesh Thiagarajan
Shyamala Venkatesh / Sunil Bindhani
Febina Fathima / Sonu Sultania
Anz Soza / Margarita Kunizheva
Kavita Sriram / Divya Suratkal