Fellesverkstedet is a non-profit members organisation working on developing practical solutions for improving living and working conditions of creative people in Norway. We're underway in establishing an open center for production in the heart of Oslo.
After restoring and adapting Urtegata 11 to our users' needs, Fellesverkstedet will provide subsidised access to professional tools, equipment, machinery and assistance in a host of production techniques. Urtegata 11 will be a unique cultural destination, with production as its focus. We want to give creative people and institutions the chance to overcome and develop technical and practical challenges, we want to see what is possible if an infrastructure is put in place that will allow people to produce anything they want to.
Fellesverkstedet was recently given status as a cultural center (kulturhus) by the city of Oslo, and has also been approved as a FabLab by Massachusettes Institute of Technology. These are titles that reflect our goals towards building an innovative production center, and sets the bar for where we want to take the institution. With solid funding and support at both local and national levels already in place, 2013 will be an exciting year for creative production in Norway.