Cecilia Tham is a true MAKER in the digital age. With a multi-cultural background and a wide span of experiences and skills, Cecilia has the rare ability to use both the right and left brain when attacking a new project. Blessed with the innate ability to follow her bliss, Cecilia draws from a wealth of know-how thanks to her upbringing in Hong Kong, her education in the US and her experience building a collaborative community in the heart of Barcelona, aptly named: Makers of Barcelona (MOB). Having studied first biology and later received her Master in Architecture from Harvard University, she unexpectedly found her true passion in Art and Design and then decided to move to Europe to find new challenges.
In November of 2010, Cecilia went to her rooftop and called out to all of the creative folks in Barcelona. She invited everyone: from programmers to design junkies, from entrepreneurs to makers- she envisioned them all coming together to unite against the crisis, the lackluster projects, the bad networking events. She wanted to help them find their own space, even if they had to make it from scratch. Two years later –Cecilia’s vision has now successfully become MAKERS OF BARCELONA a collaborative community and facility for the innovative hipsters, the creative geeks and the business-savvy movers and shakers that call Barcelona home.
When she’s not busy helping connect people inside the creative community or pushing the city to promote the creative district in Barcelona- you can find her designing a building at Habitan Architects where she is also a partner, or simply making a new stuffed animal for her daughters.