Hello from Vietnam!
My name is Mai Nguyen.
I'm a curious girl with an eye for nature, technology, cultural adventures and making things. Over the past decade, my wide range of interests has got me dabble in various fields, from industrial robotics to maker education, from electronics to natural dyes, and social entrepreneurship and so on. It might be quite confusing to define what I do, but a few themes stand out: hands-on, creativity, sustainable development and multi-disciplinary research and design.
Currently I am working on INGO, a social venture aiming to help young generations re-discover Vietnamese cultural heritage through hands-on products and experiences, starting with a traditional printmaking kit.
Since 2015, I also advocate for Fablab Saigon - the first makerspace and champion of digital fabrication in Vietnam, having supported its business development and growth from a weekend club to a recognizable name among the international maker community, before focusing on INGO. Prior to that, I commissioned robotics automation projects for a global robotics company from 2011 to 2014.
Please drop me a message below if you would like to discuss my works or do something together.