People are the experts of their own lives. The interests, dreams and skills of every human participating in our space is the starting point for everything that happens in our makerspace. Far from being a space of preconceived solutions, Habibi.Works is a space of mutual learning, re- and un-learning.
In each of our working areas, every person is supported to realise their own vision and ideas. This includes having free access to materials, tools, and expert guidance provided by a diverse team which includes international visitors, locals and people on the move.
Our working areas are not a fixed model but rather constantly evolving, responding and adapting to the needs and wishes brought forward by the communities we work with. In them you will find no-tech to high-tech fabrication spaces, curriculum-based learning to on-the-fly improvisation.
Our community kitchen is the heart and soul of our space. Each day, recipes from around the world are brought to life and we come together for a common meal. We are currently serving an average of 100 meals a day!
In our wood workshop, makers of all skill levels can receive guidance from experienced carpenters to build anything from backgammon boards to cupboards. Innovation meets craftsmanship, against a backdrop of humming machines and a warming scent of sawdust.
One of our most frequented and most essential working areas, the bike repair workshop greases the wheels which act a lifeline for those required to live in a remote refugee camp, bridging the gap between isolation and independence.
In our sewing atelier, individuality and self-reliance are fostered through the opportunity to design and create one’s own clothing and accessories, make repairs and alterations, and create other essential items, from curtains to tablecloths.
Our multilingual lending library is a small haven offering the chance to journey through the page and foster new knowledge. Our collection includes books in Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi, English, German, Greek and more.
A place for the sharing of stories, real and imagined, personal and fictional. Our storytellers’ lab is a platform for the weaving and witnessing of a plurality of narratives through a vast range of media: writing, music, photography, podcasts, film, animation and more. Join us in elevating, and celebrating, the voices in our community.
Habibi works out! A collaboration between Habibi.Works and Yoga and Sport with Refugees, this community-led sports programme includes bodybuilding, martial arts, dance, volleyball, running, fitness and more.