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Ongoing activities

Currently there are no special events or activities planned, besides our weekly gatherings.

If you want to start something please contact us, or drop by at a meetup.

Enjoy the sun, but don't hesitate to seek protection from it in our IRC channel or at the space!

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Full archive of (slightly older) news available, as well as an combined RSS feed for all our updates.


TL;DR Hackerspaces are community-operated physical places,
where people can meet and work on their projects.

A hackerspace is a physical location where many different projects take place, and people from all walks of life meet to discuss ideas related to culture, technology and hacking. There are no restrictions on the types of topics discussed here, even if it's probably largely going to be electronics, software, old fax machines and robots that make everything possible. Robots building other robots or guerilla knitting, for example. It's pretty much up to the members (you!) hanging out here.

The purpose of Gothenburg Hackerspace is to create digital, cultural and social artifacts as well as to disseminate knowledge and promote openness and freedom. The Gothenburg Hackerspace laboratory also manufactures culture.

GHS is a religiously and politically independent non-profit organization (legal info).

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Get involved

Our platforms are open for everyone and to anything that complies with our code of conduct. We will assume all visitors (including you and me) have read and agreed upon this document before arriving to the physical hackerspace(s), or engaging in any of our digital activities. Thanks for understanding this opportunity to keep our world an equal and stimulating space for everyone.


We have weekly (and extra) social gatherings at our physical hackerspace – more details here.

Vegagatan 1, Gothenburg (Sweden)
Tuesdays 17:00 CET
Thursdays 17:00 CET

Apart from our regular weekday meetings we have even more stuff going on. Next 30 days:


Full calendar and feed links

Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

The main protocol for our realtime updates is IRC, the Internet Relay Chat network.

Our channel name is #ghs on the Freenode network (

Use their web-based chat client, or connect your favorite client to one of their servers.

We have fancy hostname cloaks for usage in the name of anonymity. Ask on the IRC channel for more info.

Mailing list

We have a (low frequency) mailing list, to which you subscribe by sending this address an empty message:

A complete list of ways to contact us can be found at Communication.

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Friends & Relatives

Our physical space at Vegagatan also house the following cool projects:

  • Omställningsverkstan - Meeting place for conversion, recycling, gift-/sharing- and lending culture
  • Cykelköket - Free DIY bike workshop aiming to spread bike culture and knowledge
  • Klädbiblioteket - Library for lending clothes and accessories

DIY related initiatives in Gothenburg

  • Collaboratory - Environment for co-creation, research and development, experimentation and innovation
  • Frilagret - Collaborative youth-oriented center for DIY culture
  • GBG Make - News outlet for DIY and hacking related events in Gothenburg
  • Kulturlagret - Collab space for culture and creative initiatives (facebook only)
  • Chalmers Robot Förening (CRF) - A hackerspace in Chalmers. They are mostly focused on making awesome robots, but up to other cool stuff too.
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