At maakleerplek you will find many sharing spaces to learn and create together. Each place has its own focus and is organized in a unique way by the various partners. Discover courses and workshops, or just come and create together! Want to know more? This interactive drawing gives you a handy overview of all the sharing spaces. Go and catch a glimpse of their activities! This visual was inspired by the bachelor thesis of students of Pedagogical Sciences. Want to read more about it? Discover their project here!

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Canteen

The canteen is all about learning, creating and tasting things, in an open-minded relaxing atmosphere where you get to meet other people. Welcome to the beating heart of maakleerplek: the gathering ground, the place for lunch meetings, workshops, tasting sessions or exhibitions. Everybody is welcome at the canteen to sample things and to experience activities organised with heart and soul.

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Coworking space

If you decide to go for coworking at maakleerplek, you are going for a flexible work space amid inspiring thinkers and doers with access to the other shared spaces with a view to co-creation.

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High tech lab

Plastic pollution is a major problem. The High Tech Lab is where doers, thinkers, darers and dreamers get together to come up with machines and ideas to contribute to delivering solutions, such as plastic recycling machines. This space is intended to see us wax to become a circular creation lab where waste is used as the source for innovative materials or products. Want to come and design or build? Join us in experimenting with our machines.

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Iedereen Digitaal

The digital train is moving faster than ever. Iedereen Digitaal is on a mission to get every enthusiast on board. This way, we make sure the digital divide does not become an unbridgeable gap. That’s why this organization is committed to helping every (vulnerable) citizen of Leuven.

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Kopje Zwam

Kopje Zwam is a circular urban farm that grows micro vegetables and oyster mushrooms on used coffee grounds. This is also where you can see how these are processed into yummy mushroom burgers and other tasty food.

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Low tech lab

The Low tech lab is an open studio, divided into four to five separate work stations. Here, like-minded organisations, creators and businesses get to share a space to engage in joint creative efforts. These work spaces are all about the interaction between the ‘low-techies’, sharing know-how and the love of creating and repairing things.

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New Media Lab

The New Media Lab is a hotspot for media savviness. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned master, this is the place to be for educational workshops and practical tools. Given its founders’ DNA, in its activities the New Media Lab is also greatly alive to the social vulnerability aspect for users of modern technology media.

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Steam Studio

The Steam Studio is the place where today’s youngsters prepare for tomorrow’s challenges. The way we do so is by putting STEAM into practice: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

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Studios

The studios act as a gathering ground that brings together various artistic residencies and projects. Cas-co for instance invites new inspiring artists as ‘artists in residence’. Sammy Ben Yakoub is currently working on participation and creation in his studio. In addition, there is also plenty of room for interesting projects in the open studio.

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