The New Arts and Crafts

Since 2010, MadLab has undergone constant evolution, growing to become the UK’s most active hub for grassroots digital innovation. In Summer 2016 we joined the international FabLab network, and in early 2017 will be launching the MadFabLab as an open-access workshop for Manchester’s hackers, makers, and tinkerers – whether actively curious, seasoned anti-disciplinarian, or any/all points in between.

MadLab is an active and globally recognised participant in an international, boundary-crossing, genre-bending hacker and maker movement – whether working locally to bring digital making to new audiences through projects like Make Stuff, CodeUp, and Digital Skills for Women, or internationally through our curiosity-driven art-science-technology R&D programme: DIY placemaking in Karachi, low-volume "bandit fort" manufacturing in Shenzhen, and the Institute of Unknown Purpose in Davies, California.

If this sounds like an exciting thing to be a part of, then we’re very much looking forward to hearing from you. The MadFabLab will offer low cost, 24/7 access to members. Sign up to our mailing list above, to be one of the first to hear about how to join up.



42 Edge Street
M4 1HN

Next door to MadLab HQ!