Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform

Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform (AMP) is a pan-African participatory design initiative to build alternative futures, cooperatively—networking the practical know-how of grassroots makers with the technical knowledge of students and young professionals in STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Working in and around the Agbogbloshie scrapyard in Ghana’s capital, Accra, over 2000 youth from West Africa, Europe and the United States have collaborated over seven years to iteratively design and prototype AMP spacecraft: an open architecture for making. Modular, mobile, low-cost and open-source, spacecraft operates as a set of tools and equipment to craft hybrid physical-digital spaces, enabling makers with limited means to jointly navigate and terraform their environment.

Photos by Julien Lanoo


Accra, Ghana


  • Spacecraft_ZKM, ZKM | Center for Arts and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany (2018)
  • Spacecraft_KT, Kër Thiossane, Dakar, Senegal (2018)
  • Spacecraft_AGB, Agbogbloshie, Accra, Ghana (2017)