Città di Torino

HACKABILITY

Hackability is a npo born to apply the mass customization ideas, that produce solutions in a co-design approach. The motivation behind our efforts is to provide social inclusion through a new manufacturing process for people with disabilities e special needs. Very often people with disabilities need too specific solutions that are not addressable by a mass production approach and this requires high degrees of customization in order to fully satisfy their needs. Evidence of this problem is that they often try to build (hack) autonomously customized solutions for themselves, because existing industrial devices are too expensive, are required in fewer quantities, and often paid for by directly by the few who use them. Moreover, the digital fabrication process could be a learning and professional opportunity for makers and designers, creating an active ecosystem through international FabLabs and maker spaces network.