Karim Asry

Creative Director, Espacio Open, Bilbao

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Karim Asry is the creative director of Espacio Open, a creative projects accelerator that transformed an old Cookie Factory in a large scale FabLab/Makerspace mixing emergent cultures, design, technology and social issues in Bilbao, Spain. The Cookie Factory ecosystem is a grassroots project gathering business, design, high tech and low tech makers in an emblematic area that also fosters circus schools, a rock climbing boulder and many other DIY activities shaping the soul of the last post-industrial area of the city. Former journalist at El País and former advisor on Transparency to the Presidency of the Basque Regional Government.