Spaces for Connection: fostering creative citizens through makerspaces in China

This publication draws together learning from a series of visits to creative community spaces in China, through the research project Fostering creative citizen through co-design and public makerspaces. Looking at different models, including neighbourhood-based community centres, hackerspaces, Fablab technology centres, and Taobao Villages, we explore the strengths of the different approaches taken, and extract some themes and recommendations to support a spectrum of creative makerspaces and community co-design spaces in the UK.