Today’s a big day in Turin, where Casa Jasmina is OPEN! This casa is no normal casa: it’s a connected apartment driven by and designed with open-source ideals. Hosted by one of our favourite makerspace Cospaces – Toolbox Turin – in an old industrial building populated by Officine Arduino and Fablab Torino.
Curated by science fiction writer and futurist Bruce Sterling, this is an incubator think-and-do-tank for concepts and examples of open-source making, in the field of the Internet-of-Things. This is the first time that the space will be open to the public! Here’s what you’ll find there:
Local Maker furniture, an Italian selection of Valcucine kitchen appliances, household works by International Open Source designers (OpenDesk, Jesse Howard, Aker, Open Structures), and a small display of various connected objects and artifacts, which might be glimpsed around the home.
You will also find electrical products from Energy@Home, and artwork on the Internet of Things from the Torino Share Festival. Down the road, Casa Jasmina will be hosting workshops, programmes and talks. AND it will even be available on AirBnB for futurist weekends in Turin!
A reflection of the amazing spirit of the Torino Mini Maker Faire, happening simultaneously, the Casa is a project of making today, for opening possibilities of new ways of making and living tomorrow.