Staff Exchange
Experience Stories

The Staff Exchange is a mobility program powered by ECHN that enables staff members of the network’s hubs to visit another creative hub and gain valuable working experience, innovative skills and know-how to introduce in their home hub upon their return.

In this section, you can explore the past Staff Exchanges and see the up-skilling experiences of each participant!

Materials Library

Lottozero (Prato) @ Le Textile Lab (Lyon)

Materials Library

The first Staff Exchange of ECHN saw as protagonist Federica Valli from Lottozero. Her journey brought her to Lyon and Le Textile Lab, where after visiting different facilities and the local fine arts university, she learned more about lab management and the preparatory steps to set up a material library back in Lottozero. A great start to launch the first round of Staff Exchange! 🇮🇹 🇫🇷
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Competences and Creativty

Buinho (Messejana) @ Onl'Fait (Geneva)

Competences and Creativity

Lucas De Laforet from Buinho visited Onl’Fait thanks to the #StaffExchange program. The Geneva-based hub offered machineries and mentorship, and Lucas learned how to use CNC woodwork, helped with an animation workshop for kids and produced his own DIY arcade game. All projects fed the open-source wiki of Onl’Fait! 🇵🇹 🇨🇭
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Rural Innovation

Anceu Coliving (Galicia) @ Buinho (Messejana)

Rural Innovation

This StaffExchange connected two rural hubs from Spain and Portugal: Anceu Coliving and Buinho. Africa, Anceu's manager, visited Buinho in the region of Alentejo to observe how technology and creativity can be used to have an impact and empower rural communities. Rural creative hubs are a repository of replicable models that can be adopted by any hub aiming to have a strong impact on its local community! 🇪🇸 🇵🇹
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Urban Meets Rural

Anda Cowork (Granada) @ Anceu Coliving (Galicia)

Urban Meets Rural

Victoria, CEO of Anda Cowork, visited Anceu Coliving, where she immersed herself in a complete rural setting. This exchange taught her some basic principles for the rural coliving model. 🇪🇸
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Staff Exchange

Destil @ Vine21

DESTIL CREATIVE HUB AND VINE 21 STAFF EXCHANGE

"The staff exchange with the Bucharest hub was a valuable experience, contributing significantly to our goal of continuous improvement and innovation."
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Staff Exchange

Vine21 @ Destil

Staff Exchange Vine21 at Destil Creative Hub

"Although the time was relatively short, I believe that this experience added many memories and beautiful images to my “mental iCloud” both related to how things are happening and take place in Destil and outside of it, thanks to people’s lust for creating communities and shaping ideas."
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