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The very best for artisans and makers, from Florence to Monaco

If you feel part of the DIY movement, these weeks there are two opportunities that are worth attending. The first is Make Munich in Germany; the second is the ‘Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato’ (International Exhibition of Craftwork) in Floorence. Despite the geographical distance on the map, these two events have a lot in common. During the weekend also keep an eye out for workshops in Arduino and the DesignWinMake contest.

The week starts on the 18th April (it’s a Thursday, but that doesn’t matter) with an event for those who work in the field. This involves the Structural Glass Conference in Poreč. If you want to know something more on the use of glass in architecture and in other fields, this event is an absolute must.
Where: Poreč, Croatia
When: 18th-19th April

To get to the heart of the DIY movement we need to wait for the 20th of April: the Make Munich festival is dedicated to all those who wish to learn more about 3D printing, hacking, crafts and the reuse/repair of objects. The schedule has a nice series of workshops suited to everyone.
Where: Monaco, Germany
When: 20th-21st April

You just need to move a little bit north in order to breathe a different but equally electrifying air.    In Stockholm there’s the Start-up Day, an event dedicated to those who want to invest energy and know-how in their idea so to make it real. Have a look at the panel of speakers and give it a little thought.
Where: Stockholm, Sweden
When: 20th April

The first Italian date is set for the 20th April with the Workshop Arduino in Verona. It involves an intensive course of 16 hours spread out over two days in which the fundamentals of electronica are tackled and you can get your hands on a Starter Kit for the first time. For those interested, there will also be a presentation event on the 19th in Arduino.
Where: Verona, Italy
When: 19-20-21st April

The week ends in style with the Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence. The key event for discovering the past and future of artisans from all over the world comes though here, and it goes on for the whole following week. It really deserves a visit.
Where: Florence, Italy
When: 20-21-22-23-24-25-26-27-28th April

The last recommendation regards the competition organized by MakeTank: there’s time until the 30th April to participate in DesignWinMake, a competition for designers and creative’s on a subject of their choice. The theme is designing products that can be made using laser cutting techniques.
Where: Web
When: until the 30th April

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