At Jugaar Adda, we believe that everyone has the creative potential and agency to change the world for the better, and we want to help people do that. The maker movement is changing our relationship with technology, it’s redefining education and disrupting how we interact with the world. Our aim is to create a platform that gives community members the skills to own problem-solving and empower everyone to build a better tomorrow. This vision is being made a reality by creating the perfect storm for innovation, inspiring people to acknowledge that not only can they achieve more themselves, but that together, anything is possible!
- Research & Development
Our explorations with materials and design practices continually lead us to develop flexible and effective building blocks for today’s learners, capable of integrating play and work for personal and collective fabrication. We try out ideas, build prototypes, test them, work directly with community members and together share many accidental discoveries. Through iterative design cycles, we continuously find new possibilities that inspire us to develop creative tools and implements for knowledge-construction.
- Makerspaces At Educational Institutions
We create design spaces within educational institutions where learners are stimulated and encouraged to think, imagine and make with an assortment of high and low-tech materials and fabrication facilities. These are transparent spaces, where thinking and cross-pollination of ideas is visible as learners and educators work together – they invent, teach and learn on demand with many serendipitous ‘aha’ moments. In these makerspaces, transdisciplinary real-world problems are tackled, solutions are sought, mistakes and success are celebrated and shared – most importantly, these are spaces owned by learners and educators alike.
- Tools for Learning
We fabricate learning tools that support discovery and exploration through making, inspiring imagination and creative thinking. These tools are designed for activities at school, after-school or at home which result in making otherwise hidden ideas tangible and shareable. The numerous possibilities of learner driven, hands-on activities generated through the use of these tools are spontaneous, exciting, frequently tense with dead ends, sometimes even frustrating but ultimately a creative exercise in inquiry-based learning. Learners make, get stuck, inquire, reflect, rework, and in this iterative progression continually learn.
The workshops we conduct foster personally meaningful inquiry-based learning because when learners own the learning process, they also own the knowledge they construct. At these workshops, makers, educators, learners and facilitators work on real-world problems, develop ideas and built prototypes with an assemblage of tools and materials. Participants are encouraged to connect with everything they know and wonder about to collaboratively prototype a solution using the resources available to them. The purpose of these workshops is to develop confidence in people to bring into existence what they imagine, and share these inventions with their peers.
We embrace the culture of teamwork and seek to empower learners to take self-directed initiatives, think, imagine, make, experiment, play, identify their interests and build projects to transform their ideas into reality. The events organized by us are meant to connect the local, regional and international jugaariay to share ideas, knowledge and experiences that deliver creative means to explore science, engineering, design, mathematics, art, crafts, music, and technology. These community-led events and activities inspire learners to create artifacts by following their instincts, taking action, reflecting over the experiences and outcomes and celebrating mistakes as much as successes !
- Community-operated Hakerspace
Our vision is to redefine both traditional education and traditional manufacturing. We’re creating a space where like-minded, curiosity-driven jugaariay gather to share resources and expertise to spread the do-it-yourself culture. Our mission is to make Jugaar Adda a collaborative, community-based fabrication facility for any kind of creative outlet where people, creative design mythologies, technology, materials, tools, prototyping and fabrication combine with the global reach of the internet to construct knowledge, share ideas and find solutions to problems. This space is envisioned as a launch pad for people of all ages to become agents of change rather than objects of change.
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