“Barriers to women’s involvement in hackspaces and makerspaces”

A presentation by Dr. Jen Lewis

Friday 9 October 2015, 7.30-9.00 pm.  All welcome.

More information and study findings pdf here


Instrument-Builder Residency call

The Hugh Davies Project, in collaboration with Access Space, seeks an instrument-builder to take up a two-week residency in Sheffield in early 2016.


The deadline for applications is 5.00pm GMT on Friday 20 November 2015


Coming in May :

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Do It Anyway Festival 2015

Do It Anyway 2015 is Access Space’s first festival as well as the first manifestation of a European Pixel Network festival in the UK.

The weekend of 15/16/17 May will feature free performances and workshops from digital artists from Finland, Norway, Iceland, France and the UK. The final event will be an Algorave (just £5 entry) on Sunday 17th, 8pm-1.am.

More info here

Our Pixel Network partners are:

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Open call for the next Open Platform on 16th May

Info at:

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Join the Access Space mailing list through our contact page to hear about upcoming events and activities 

Hackspace/Refab Space – please make a booking by email office@access-space.org

Venue bookingplease download and print this form and contact us to discuss your requirements.

Please note:  As we have pressure on space we can only recycle laptops, mice and keyboards from now on. We no longer take in desktop computers, screens and printers – for this we recommend  Aspire Community Enterprise.

This website is currently under construction, you can visit the old website here



Artist in Residence Event  **Creative Accounting ** by Kate Rich

6.30pm Friday 24th October. Free. Access Space

Artist & trader Kate Rich will deliver an experimental lecture on the darker macro arts of economics.

See access-space.org/the-blog/


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Access Space is a registered charity based in Sheffield city centre. We offer a free, open access digital media lab which has been running for 14 years; a fabrication laboratory offering a HackSpacelaser-cutting tools and other digital manufacturing tools; computer recycling and building based on free and open source software; and an arts programme providing inspiring activities such as workshops using the latest creative software, exhibitions and installations, performance events and artist residencies.
We have thousands of people participating every year, of all ages, from every part of the city, and beyond.

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