South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation is interested in creating a Makers Space in the Southern Bronx. Your help in filling out this survey would be immensely useful in figuring out the needs of the art community. Please share with artists and craftsmen in the greater New York area you think would be interested, the survey is available until July 17th. Thank you!
To describe them simply, makerspaces are community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone.
All are united in the purpose of providing access to equipment, community, and education, and all are unique in exactly how they are arranged to fit the purposes of the community they serve.
Makerspaces represent the democratization of design, engineering, fabrication and education. They are a fairly new phenomenon, but are beginning to produce projects with significant national impacts.