Since the launch of the first Maker Faire in California in 2006, maker culture has exploded around the country. In that time, The Henry Ford's annual Maker Faire has emerged as one of the nation's preeminent maker gatherings.
What makes someone a "maker," you ask? We prefer a broad definition, like the one our partners at The Henry Ford use. According to them, "makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers."
Of course, maker culture is nothing new in Detroit. To celebrate the history and revival of the maker movement in Detroit, join us on Thursday, May 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Trinosophes (1464 Gratiot Ave.) for a morning of presentations by local makers. After the event, take the afternoon to explore the maker spaces located throughout the Eastern Market district.
Presenters for the morning include:
Clement Brown, Jr., owner, FAME SHOP
Jen Guarino, VP leather, Shinola
& founding chair, Makers Coalition
Ralph Taylor, Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions, LLC
Stacy Burdette, founder and executive director, Hacker Gals
Following the presentations, Karla Henderson, executive director of Ponyride
, will moderate a panel discussion between MakerLab presenters.
Don't forget to register with Eventbrite
Sponsored by: The Henry Ford
The Detroit Maker Faire call to makers is open. Learn more here