Through Interclass innovation (ii), participants gain exposure to new horizons of digital fabrication, collectively, through a series of maker camps called “qamp” (see list below) spanning design research to fieldwork, community outreach and workshops with stakeholders to materials testing and prototyping solutions.

Workshops held and their summary:

Workshops Summary
Prophecyting, 2016 Agbogbloshie scrap dealers, together with Ashesi University students from Kobby Ankomah-Graham‘s seminar, helped Belgian-Beninese photograph artist Fabrice Monteiro and Senegalese fashion designer Doulsy scout locations and find materials for their Prophecy II photo series.
AMP App Testing in Agbogbloshie, ampqamp 2016 Ashesi students user tested the AMP App for their community service
Smart Dome Homes for Africa, 2016  Ashesi D-Lab Maker Session at Impact Hub Accra
Princeton PACE Students in Agbogbloshie, 2016 In January 2016 AMP ran a one-week #ampqamp with students from Princeton University’s PACE Center for Civic Engagement focused on making short health & safety videos for the Agbogbloshie scrap dealers community, narrated in Dagbani.
Innovate Ghana Prototyping Workshop, 2015  Finalists from Innovate Ghana‘s 2015 Design Challenge around problem areas of Water & Sanitation participated in a prototype design workshop at the Makerspace @Impact Hub Accra (December 19, 2015)
Ashesi University MasterCard Foundation Scholars Visit Agbogbloshie, 2015  Workshop at Impact Hub Accra and Agbogbloshie.
ampqamp 2015 Building on student work around storyboarding in the latest M&D cycle—centered on codesign of the AMP app through a participatory design process involving Agbogbloshie scrap dealers, #STEAM students and recent graduates from Ghana, Senegal/Mali, Estonia, Russia, France and USA through collaboration between AMP, Bazaar Strategies and The Cobalt Partners with support from the Fetzer Institute.
Makers and Development Course at Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture, Fall 2013-Fall 2015 M&D derives as a term from a series of design research seminars/workshops (5 in total) conducted at l’École Spéciale d’Architecture (ESA 2013-2015), which opened students to the maker movement and reflecting on its pertinence for the developing world (benefiting from the research conducted by AMP in Agbogbloshie)
Agbogbloshie community outreach, 2014 Meeting with Agbogbloshie workers and presentation of the Jerry computer
AMPQAMP: Maker Workshop  at Kokrobite Institute, 2014 Engage with STEAM professionals in making of Jerry computer involving makers from the Woelab, experimenting with plastics and build the AMP spacecraft.
AMPQAMP: Design of spacesuit, 2014 The design of spacesuit (utility shirt) for Agbogbloshie community.
AMPQAMP: Plastic Workshop, 2014 Three weeks workshop to co-design and build the spacecraft with AMP makers. Recycling plastics at Rex cinema. Make tiles with different types of plastics by melting, and stewing methods.
Copper cable shredder, 2014 Assembly of Hal & Matt copper cable shredder with Recyhub & creativity group from the College of Engineering KNUST. Presentation on AMP to students from Ashesi University and demonstration of copper cable shredding machine.
Remaking Agbogbloshie 2 The conceptual design phase and brainstorming session. Involving visual & oral presentations.
Remaking Agbogbloshie 1 Introduction to main Archibots design workshop. Provided information about AMP and introduced to participants, the idea of architecture robots
STEAM information session Give presentation to students from KNUST engineering and architecture departments about AMP. Interacted with and invited them to sign up.
STEAM workshop Interaction with students (STEAM) of University of Ghana Physics Department. Explained what AMP is and disassembled selected electronic equipment. Present were also students from the Central University College.
Fridge Disassembly Observed and photographed the process of Refrigerator disassembly in Agbogbloshie, aided by Zackaria Mohammed (Agbogbloshie scrap dealer)
Afrimakers tour Tour of Agbogbloshie with Afrimakers
NUMA Presentation at Mobile Monday event held at the NUMA, the first co-working space in Paris
Introducing AMP Met with executives of the Scrap Dealers’ Association
AMP outreach presented AMP at Behance Portfolio Review – a MESH confab
Bamboo construction Design/build of art installation & bamboo stage for Chale Wote Street Arts Festival
Water quality Demonstration of water quality testing with Dr. Atiemo-Obeng and Renee Neblett

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