Fostering Creativity

We believe that creativity and innovation work best when diverse and unexpected connections are fostered across student groups, faculty, and academic-professional boundaries. To further these connections, the Innovation Studies program sponsors a Makerspace in Hinderlie Hall to support creativity, our curriculum, and student involvement across campus.

During 2021-2022, our Makerspace is open again in the ground floor of Hinderlie Hall on upper campus. Please drop anytime (9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) to use the materials. We also have open Makerspace hours on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in which the space is curated by Innovation Studies intern Maddie Lamwers. Maddie can help you find a project to do and she’ll provide access to any locked equipment (such as sewing machines, electronics, paints, and so on).

Our student-curated virtual learning zone (LuteShare) is still available to you, whether you are on campus or not. Watch PLU students online and add your own videos too!

LuteShare: A Virtual Makerspace

2020-2021 in the Makerspace

During 2020-2021, Innovation Studies launched a virtual Makerspace called LuteShare to provide crafting and design inspiration for those who could not come to campus. You are still welcome to use this student-curated resource:

The site was designed and created by Maddie Lamwers, who welcomes your comments and contributions. Please email Maddie at about any of the projects featured. You can now do them in person!

Innovation Studies Makerspace Interns

For the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Junior Maddie Lamwers studies Education, History, and Innovation Studies. Contact her about arranging a class or event in the Makerspace or to plan a donation of materials!

Creativity in the Makerspace