I have been following the steps of the cool makers in Roskilde, Orange Makers, being a frequent guest at their innovative workshops and brainstorms “Orange Hours” during the previous months.
That is why I was delighted to join in for a Friday’s Beer at their brand new space, which has been created in the great warehouses of the Musicon-area in the outskirts of Roskilde (and yes, this is also the home of Roskilde Festival).
- Hello, nice little gingers!
No sooner did I enter the warehouse, before I had a warm welcome by these sweet-talking robots made of gingerbread. What a tasteful way to make your guests feel at home.
The opening of a maker’s space draws on long-term experiences from the US, meaning that creative people get together in units to … make. Pretty much anything …
This Friday afternoon Orange Makers had teamed up with some of the most skillful makers, and suddenly the air was summing with flying drones from Playground (do these guys just have the coolest job ever?!).
After a guided tour, visiting various workshops – I was really impressed by the fully equipped woodshop housed in a container – it was time for me to get some work done.
In the clothing workshop they let all of us dip a hand in orange painting to create this beautiful common masterpiece of the Orange Maker’s logo.
- Don’t worry – it’s just Orange Painting
But it does not end up with a lonely ride towards the (orange!) sunset in a rocking memory.
(I do apologise to the non-Danish readers who will not get the pun).
The Orange Makers have a mission to reinvent the term “nerd”. It used to refer to an ugly male with no girlfriend, but future references will belong to a very smart person, willing to share his or her fun to make other people more clever. So far they are doing a great job – watch out for Nørd Camp this Easter and Made by Kids for the young and (most) fearless makers.
I had a fun at Orange Makers’ Friday’s Bar, because it actually made me learn something new while I was having my beer.
If you want to learn too, do not forget to visit their Made Festival in August.
Can’t you wait? Well, then join them! Open Space are here to anyone with a great idea Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4-8 pm in Roskilde.