DAMn magazine article: Getting a Fix - The rise of the makerspaces
Two years ago I gave a public talk in Copenhagen, speaking about my experience in setting up the Maker Library Network [a British Council project that connects designers and makers around the world] and what we had learned. And about how making together can help forge new relationships and networks, which can often be more important than the skills being learned or the ‘stuff’ being made. The event was held in a public library, and as I talked and speculated about the opportunities for bringing people together through making and where this might happen, it was obvious to involve these spaces. While in Europe this is a relatively unusual proposition, pro-level and tech-centric makerspaces have been attached to libraries in the US for a long time.