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 2020-2021, the Makerspace will have limited in-person hours. However, we are excited to announce a student-curated virtual Makerspace called LuteShare to encourage creativity all year long, whether you are on campus or not. Watch PLU students online and order supplies for your creative interests!

LuteShare: A Virtual Makerspace

2020-2021 in the Makerspace

During 2020-2021, we launched a virtual Makerspace called LuteShare to provide crafting and design inspiration all year long. Whether you want to watch students express their talents or join in yourself, check out this student-curated resource:

The LuteShare Site was designed and created by Maddie Lamwers, an Innovation Studies intern who welcomes your comments and contributions. Please email Maddie at with a project idea and she will send you a list of tips for creating a great “Lute-orial.”

The Innovation Studies Makerspace in Hinderlie Hall will reopen in September 2021 for the new school year. See you then!

Innovation Studies Makerspace Interns

For the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Sophomore Maddie Lamwers studies Education, History, and Innovation Studies. Contact her with LuteShare project ideas or donations to the Makerspace.
Senior Ben Merrill studies Business and Music. Contact him to plan an event in the Makerspace or to organize a group activity.

Creativity in the Makerspace