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’ve 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.”

Most projects require only basic materials. If you need additional supplies, please click the yellow box next to a project and fill out a delivery form. We’ll bring the supplies to your dorm or arrange for a place to pick them up.

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