Sara Alvarellos


Sara Alvarellos Navarro studied Architecture in Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and in Belgium (Université Catholique de Louvain).

In 2011, she started collaborating with Medialab-Prado curating innovative and engaging open hardware projects for exhibitions at Medialab-Prado’s venue. She also organised workshops, conferences, and international events on open hardware, Internet of Things and 3D printing.

She has promoted “Data Citizen Driven City” project along César García, honourable mention at 4th Advance Architecture Contest by IaaC on City Sense Theme in 2011. Implementing this project, she engaged as part of the Air Quality Egg citizen sensing project.

In 2013 she received a Diploma in Digital Fabrication 2013 from the Fab Academy Program from the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. She developed expertise working on creative projects and open design prototypes. In April 2013 she founded Makespace Madrid, a new space dedicated to digital and traditional fabrication, focused in prototyping technology.

In 2014 she curated and coordinated Replic_age 2014, an event on digital fabrication and design, co-produced with Madrid's Designers Association (DIMAD) at Central del Diseño (Madrid). She founded the Fab Lab Madrid Network, network of fablabs in the city to promote digital fabrication.

She curated and organized the Madrid Mini Maker Faire in April 2015. It was the first edition of the Maker Faire in Madrid: more than 30 exhibitors, 20 workshops and talks were hosted; and more than 2000 visitors attended the event.

At present she develops educational projects to arouse the interest of young people in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). She also coordinates main projects at Makespace Madrid like the Maker Survival Manual.