Human Rights Makerlab

UPDATE: Spread the Human Rights Logo!

A little older but still up to date. Enjoy watching and spread the word.
Video: Dominic Schneider, Maren Boensch / Musik: Christian Losert


UPDATE: Impressions III


UPDATE: Mini Docu

More videos by Hans Goedecke


UPDATE: Impressions II


UPDATE: Hold Up for Human Rights at DMY International Design Festival

During the DMY Intl Design Festival in Berlin, Gangsters Daniel Hires and Kate Ettinger and sensemakers tackled a challenge for the Maker Lab for Human Rights.

The Maker Lab for Human Rights wanted to develop a campaign to link meaningful action with the crowd sourced logo for human rights.  The crowd-sourced logo was designed with the vision… more on


UPDATE: Human Rights Makerlab review. Sunday 10th 1.00 – 2.30 Open Talks Space, Hall 4.

Giving credit where it’s due, it’s time for a review. In 3 weeks, a team of individuals, organisations, groups and networks have put together the Lab you witnessed in DMY.

We will take the opportunity to share and celebrate our individual and collective actions. Come and share y/our stories with us.


UPDATE: Video Impressions I


UPDATE: A real time magazine
A documentation of the whole MakerLab HUMAN RIGHTS project in printed form. There will be a magazine/publication with a print run of app. 100-300 copies at the end of DMY.

Friday / Freitag

all issues on videos & mag


UPDATE: Brina Stinehelfer and Berlina Li takes care for short videos, showing the atmosphere, design highlights and little wonders. Click here for douzens of snippets Youtube Playlist

Brina Stinehelfer / Berlina Li

more on the youtube playist



The Human Rights Makerlab aims to bring together diverse interest groups to explore the topic of Human Rights through actions, conversations and presentations. Our objective is to broaden awareness of the topic, and create opportunities for sharing technology to assist people in enabling their Human Rights – everything from shared language and symbolism, to functional easy to build tools.

So far we have around 40 different contributors (this number grows daily), who will collaborate to co create the event. Engagements vary from social provocations – to tools for social empowerment – “a symbol for human rights“, strategic approaches to non violent resistance, open source servers, wind energy production. These will take the form of presentations, workshops and creative actions. We do not curate the event, as this would limit the dialogue and engagement – working against the freedoms we wish to promote. Instead we invite YOU to participate in the conversation through action and engagement.

A list of actions presently scheduled is evolving here. If you would like to get involved then feel free to add your own action, or email us. For spontaneous actions and participation you can also join us in the space, the following times we will be sharing our intentions, other times just show up, find out what’s happening and join in.

Wednesday 20:00 Human Rights MakerLab Launch
Thursday 10:00 Breakfast and sharing days events
Friday 10:00 Breakfast and sharing days events
Saturday 10:00 Breakfast and sharing days events
Sunday 12:00 Celebration Brunch – sharing outcomes of the Human Rights MakerLab

Other ways you can get involved:
Participate – show up and participate in an action taking place
Promote – share the lab #HRmakerlab #humanrights
Contribute to a crowdsourced declaration of Human Rights
Download the Symbol, replicate share and appropriate in the name of Human rights.
Document – come and document the event to contribute to the shared knowledge outputs of the event, share your outputs through, and through social media channels – facebook group, flickr pool, or even contribute to our daily magazine/book in progress.

The Human Rights MakerLab is a collaboration between DMY, InterInstitute in Berlin,, Open Design City and numerous content partners. It is facilitated by Jay Cousins​ and Pedro Pineda using the MakerLab Process.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Eleanor Roosevelt with the Universal Declaration of Human RightsQuote Wikipedia: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris). The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. It consists of 30 articles which have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions and laws. Learn more on Wikipeda

One thought on “Human Rights Makerlab

  1. Dear friends,

    Forgive me on my bad English but it shouldn’t be an obstacle in sharing my thoughts with you.
    I saw a note about “MakerLab” workshops and I want to send a message to all creatives dealing with this subject.

    Finally! People start to think “out of box”. Thank you “MakerLab”!
    The Human Rights logo I created is more than just an image I sent to competition which one is in use untill today.
    There is a concept!
    And I beleive people will start to think about the concept.
    People should not just represent the exact vectors which I sent for the competition purpose, but to express themselves on their own way.
    That’s one of the main parts of my idea.
    I made this concept around the human palm because that’s the most picturesque way to realize human rights symbol as a certain “human print”.
    No matter to this I think that Human rights logo grafitti video is a great way to express the same thing but on a bigger scale.
    Although, I repeat, it’s really not about the exact proportion and depiction but about the recognizable concept.
    I am not sure how much this graffiti artist defined his movements but this is definitely something that should be defined and prepared for use, beside use of stencils that I presented.

    As every human being have different finger prints or a palm, and we don’t accept only one size, shape or a color, it should be the same with human right logo. A symbol that belongs to every human being.
    I made it through this concept so people can leave their own mark in space time.
    So, human rights are a collective idea, but also a personal one.
    Personal mark where each individual will leave his own personal human mark through human rights symbol.

    It’s really not about these vectors and this proportion used on the internet.
    It’s about the concept and the story behind human rights generally.
    The story behind human rights symbol, and people should know about, and make their own human mark.

    The only way to spread human rights all over humanity is through the last phase of my concept – Learn and evolve.

    But have on mind that you, as some kind of “human rights teachers” have to learn and evolve first, if you want to spread your knowledge and values on others.

    So I encourage you to continue to think out of box.
    Put my concept in work.
    Give it to people. Let them learn and evolve.
    It belongs to everyone along with this particular proportion and depiction of human rights symbol.


    Predrag Stakić

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