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What if?

What if we could teach 200 kids in a Detroit neighborhood how to design and build furniture?

Or build solar-powered lamps to make neighborhood streets safer at night?

Or start a t-shirt-making business, using handmade screen prints?

What if people in the Brightmoor neighborhood – kids, teenagers and adults – could have free access to 3D printers, welding equipment, cameras, editing programs, art supplies, art classes, business workshops, design seminars and more?


Working with Brightmoor community partners, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, and Detroit Community Schools,  we envision the Brightmoor Maker Space as a place for residents, particularly young people, to improve their making skills, develop intergenerational connections, and nurture community revitalization. The space will also help youth explore paths to college and/or a profession.