Apply now to join SPACE in the Maker Mile!

31 Jul 2015

During London Design Festival (19 ­- 27 Sep) the MAKER MILE will thrive with exhibitions, workshops, talks and events, with late night opening on the evening of Monday 21st September for Open Mile­ - an evening trail of workshops, open studios and activities.

The MAKER MILE is one square mile of open workshops, artist and design studios, fabricators, galleries, shops and businesses running along Mare Street between Bethnal Green and London Fields stations and will be mapped online at

Open Mile will join the dots on the ground for this diverse, existing network of suppliers, makers and outlets so that local communities can discover the maker culture and resources open to them.

There will be involvement across the mile from: Open SPACE and CoLAB, takram design and engineering studio, RCA Design Products, Open Desk, East London Printmakers, Machines Room, LimeWharf and many more.

Keep an eye on the website for details and grab a hand printed, locally produced map to follow the trail.

Proposals are now being accepted for projects that showcase the maker community within the MAKER MILE: open studios, exhibitions, workshop tours and maker activities.
We are encouraging spaces to be open for London Design Week and then put on an activity for Open Mile on the evening of 21st September.

There are fees available (£50 ­- £300) for selected spaces meeting the following criteria:

-Be a practitioner, workshop, supplier or outlet with a space in the Maker Mile to open for LDF and/or Open Mile.

-Run an activity on the night of 21st September ­ tour, hands on workshop, exhibition etc.

Send proposals by 31st July to:

Please include:

- Name of maker/company/space
- Details of location (address, website, phone)
- 100 word description of the space
- 200 word proposal for activity and brief outline of how fee would be used.
- 1 image of space & 1 image that illustrates proposed activity that you consent to being put on the makermile website (Min 1000 px landscape, )
- Indicate opening times for the week of 19th ­- 27th September

The Open Mile event and the digital map is supported by Clear Village as part of the Human Cities programme co­-funded by the European Union. They are hosted on The Open Workshop platform an online database for mapping local maker communities.