Every reuse center on the planet should follow Community Forklift’s example of partnering with Maker Fairs. This is a unstoppable combination of creativity, education, and waste reducing fun!
The Reuse Community and the Makers are world changers and together can shift waste consciousnesses.
A Maker Faire features free family activities and innovative projects created by inventors, hackers, crafters, artists, and do-it-yourselfers of all kinds. The festival demonstrates creative and unusual projects and pursuits to encourage attendees to explore their own curiosity and to make something new and different.
via Community Forklift helps sponsor Silver Spring Mini Maker Faire, Sun. Sept. 29, 12-5! | Community Forklift.
If you are going to read one article referenced by us please, please, go read this one on Makers. It is more than inspiring.
Thank you Kevin Lee for writing it.
And thank you Ruth Trocolli of the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office for bringing it to our attention (see Archaeologists are cool – right?).
“A lot of the art gets built for the love and the challenge,” Michael Snook, the founder of this 65,000 square-foot maker space, told TechHive. And as it turns out, NIMBY is just a small part of a large and storied maker scene that dates back to the 1960s and, surprisingly, has managed to stay a well-kept secret.
A confluence of factors have driven Oakland’s maker renaissance. The city has plenty of large industrial spaces that are perfect for makers to erect so many of the massive projects found here.
via Made in Oakland: How one city turned into an art and maker mecca | TechHive.
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ReMake Detroit | Video | Dark Rye.