Carl Pavletich – Director of Sensibel Geo Mapping and Fabriko as well as the co-creator of Emerging Futures Summit and co-founder of Fab Lab Chch.
Carl setup New Zealand’s first mobile Makerspace the ‘Makercrate’ in 2012. This activation influenced many local schools and libraries into setting up their own makerspaces. The Makercrate was the proof-of-concept that led to the establishment Fab Lab Chch. After two years in Christchurch, the Makercrate was relocated to Masterton, where it activated funding for Fab Lab Mstn. Next stop, Hawkes Bay.
Carl is an education programme designer for three MBIE Curious Minds support programmes including Quakecraft (structural engineering), Koneki (Augmented Reality) and Mission to Mars (Space Science). Worked in partnership with Kura, Ara and University of Canterbury to roll out these national STEM based initiatives.
He is an active member and contributor to the international open source Fab Lab Network since 2014., Starting at MIT, Boston in 2004 the Network is now doubling in size every 18 months, By 2025 there will be four Fab Labs in every city in the world,
Carl is an engagement designer behind MyGPS, a gamified employability tool and App that encourages students to actively improve their employability profile by completing small yet productive quests.
Founder of Sensibel a sentiment mapping App and IoT device that enables citizens to contribute towards more accessible and liveable cities. Currently in development with partners, Christchurch City Council, Halberg Foundation, Be.Accessible and the Department of Conservation.