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“Barriers to women’s involvement in hackspaces and makerspaces”

On 9 October 2015 Dr. Jen Lewis presented the findings of her research at Access Space

The study finding are published and available for free download here


Instrument-Builder Residency 

We are delighted to announce that The Hugh Davies Project, in collaboration with Access Space, has selected Anton Mobin from Paris as its instrument-builder in residence. Anton will be at Access Space and Re:Fab Space, Sheffield from 29 Feb-11 March 2016.


RECYCLING: Please note that our computer recycling operation has changed. Due to the diminishing demand for desktop computers we now only recycle laptops which we use in our charitable activities.

Please ring us on 0114 249 5522 or email should you wish to donate laptops as we are not open every day. Thanks : )

If you need to recycle old desktop computers, keyboard, mice, screens etc, please contact Aspire Community Enterprise on 0114 285 3788

Our new Fleet
We have partnered with Range Rover Hire London Ltd to offer us a fleet of Range Rover Cars for our office user around London. These cars are perfect people carriers and have enough space to carry more than people in Luxury and this way you only need a van for big jobs around London.
Read more on our Range Rover Car


Coming in May :

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Do It Anyway Festival

Do It Anyway is Access Space’s first festival as well as the first manifestation of a European Pixel Network festival in the UK.

The weekend of 15/16/17 May will feature free performances and workshops from digital artists from Finland, Norway, Iceland, France and the UK. The final event will be an Algorave (just £5 entry) on Sunday 17th,

More info here

Our Pixel Network partners are:

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Open call for the next Open Platform on 16th May

Info at:

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Join the Access Space mailing list through our contact page to hear about upcoming events and activities

Hackspace/Refab Space – please make a booking by email

Venue booking – please download and print this form and contact us to discuss your requirements.

Please note:  As we have pressure on space we can only recycle laptops, mice and keyboards from now on. We no longer take in desktop computers, screens and printers – for this we recommend  Aspire Community Enterprise.

This website is currently under construction, you can visit the old website here



Artist in Residence Event  **Creative Accounting ** by Kate Rich

6.30pm Friday 24th October. Free. Access Space

Artist & trader Kate Rich will deliver an experimental lecture on the darker macro arts of economics.


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Access Space is a registered charity based in Sheffield city centre. We offer a free, open access digital media lab which has been running for 14 years; a fabrication laboratory offering a HackSpacelaser-cutting tools and other digital manufacturing tools; computer recycling and building based on free and open source software; and an arts programme providing inspiring activities such as workshops using the latest creative software, exhibitions and installations, performance events and artist residencies.
We have thousands of people participating every year, of all ages, from every part of the city, and beyond.

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