Our story or what are Soup and Socks e.V. and how Habibi.Works started
Soup and Socks e.V. is a non-profit German organisation founded in 2015 by a group of young adults who wanted to get active and set signs of solidarity with people who fled their countries. This led to their current project: the intercultural makerspace Habibi.Works. Since August 2016, highly capable team members from 16 different countries run this extraordinary makerspace for refugees and locals in the north of Greece.
In a context in which sustainable responses are rare, the project provides platforms for education, empowerment and encounter.
The makers have access to 10 well equipped working areas, among them a wood workshop, a metal workshop, a sewing atelier and a Media Lab with access to advanced technology such as 3D printer and laser cutter. Most recently, they became part of the Precious Plastic community and started this workshop!
Being a maker wipes off the stigma of being passive or helpless and offers caring individuals, brilliant minds and hard working hands new opportunities. The approach of creating solutions instead of waiting for solutions has an incomparable impact on people’s current living situation, on their motivation to continue or use their education and on their confidence to build an independent life within the European societies.
Habibi.Works is a proof that things can be changed, and that every person can have an impact.