MU Community

MU Community facilitates the exchange of expertise within our participants and locals. We stimulate the engagement of our community by the sharing of skills amongst each other. Today we offer free courses on Dutch speaking clubs, hands-on making of upcycled clothes and graphic design workshops.

Join our weekly language meet-ups where we practice Dutch with a group of native speakers and newcomers. We discuss Dutch customs, and the differences with people’s native cultures. The group leader is Ammar, a native Syrian with extensive teaching experience. Whatever the theme, there are always tea and cookies.
Native speakers and newcomers are welcome to join.

Location: Inclusion Cluster, Nieuwe Herengracht 18, Amsterdam
Time: Every Thursday from 17.30 – 19 hrs
Fee: free
sign up via Facebook group Thee en Taal

Remember those clothes at the back of the closet which you don’t really like or just don’t wear anymore? Bring them over and we will help you turn them into a new garment. During a fun afternoon, you will learn simple techniques in a step-by-step approach to give old clothes a new life. A fashion designer will guide you through the process in the first session. Makers Unite is collaborating with AMFI – Amsterdam Fashion Institute and the Red Cross the development of the ‘Dress the Future’ app. 

This app will help widows in Iraq make a living by turning old clothes into new garments. So your contribution and input will help other women. Material: clothes, you can bring your own or use the ones present. No sewing skills needed.

Location: Makers Unite, Notweg 38, Amsterdam Time: Friday 24 Feb and 3, 10, 17 March, 13h-17h. You can attend all the sessions or only one. Fee: free. sign up via:

Workshop for newcomers with a graphic design background


With the help of local professionals, social enterprises and creative industry leaders, the course will support newcomers to launch their graphic design careers in The Netherlands.


The course will aim to provide professional advice for improving portfolios and essential guidance on

working in the Dutch and European creative industries. The activities will include an introduction to European visual standards and conventions, practical design exercises, presentation skills practice, portfolio improvement sessions and networking with local agencies and professionals.


Sue Doeksen, illustrator and graphic designer Ivan Cervantes, graphic designer, Design Bridge Alicia Mitchell, project coordinator, Design Bridge Thami Schweichler, product designer and Makers Unite