Published: 09th November 2019
Why you need to check out Maker Faire Hyderabad ASAP
Maker Faire Hyderabad is happening at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre in HITEC City over this weekend, that is, November 9 and 10, and this is why you should head there too
With the aim of bringing back the 'making culture', Maker Faire Hyderabad is back. The second edition of this two-day festival started today, November 9, and will go on till tomorrow, November 10. With a plethora of workshops, sessions and installations to gaze upon, it is certainly the place to be for young makers. So, head to HICC in Hyderabad to make the most of your weekend.
Making it work
This event saw a footfall of over 12,000 people last year and had different themes under which the workshops and sessions were held, like Play, Passion and Purpose. This time, they have Art & Crafts, Technology and Science & Sustainability. You can pick up diverse skills like natural dyeing or learning origami. Interesting installations and stalls with products are also a part of the event.
T Works, India’s largest prototyping centre coming up in Hyderabad, is the force behind making the Maker Faire Hyderabad happen. Speaking to us about it, CEO of T Works Sujai Karampuri says, "Our primary focus is to promote a 'making culture' in Hyderabad." He goes on to talk about how back in the day, children were encouraged to pursue hands-on activities, a culture which got lost somewhere.
Learning to make
Talking in the same vein, one of the directors of T Works Sanjay Gajjala tells us, "If we can orient people towards making something with their hands, then we would have succeeded." He also adds, "It is important that they make without fear of failure." The T Works building, which is coming up opposite IKEA in about five months, will be promoting the same culture. Currently, they are supporting the start-up community, but once their facility comes up, any interested entrepreneur will be able to walk in and learn, he informs.
Gajjala also adds that if students receive the right inspiration they can use their creativity and passion to not just make something at the Maker Faire Hyderabad, but even go home and continue to make.