GeekLabs is the digital-oriented section of a bigger organisation, called Tobakkens Kreative Væksted which means “Tobakken’s Creative Workshop”. This association regroups different kind of activities and workshops, and allow people to paint, knit, draw, stitch, make pottery, ceramic and much more. This free organization offers a place to the GeekLabs for the digital creative activities. The space is generally open to everyone, you just need to be registered and pay fees to use and enjoy all the facilities.
Greatly inspired by Labitat, one of the first Danish makerspace in the country, GeekLabs opened around 2014. At the beginning, Mikkel (the founder) and other volunteers were giving courses to makers. Lot of curious people were coming, interested in the maker movement. Like any open place, the communication was important, and the Facebook group was created at this time, allowing people to connect each other by sharing their projects and creations.