Category: Events

a message of support from our partners in Ishinomaki, Japan

In this next chapter of our relationship with Detroit, Ishinomaki Laboratory is excited to announce a Made in Local partnership with the Brightmoor Maker Space. Since 2017, Ishinomaki Laboratory has been engaging with students and faculty from the University of Michigan as a part of the Ishinomaki-Detroit Collaborative, a transnational alliance of community-based ventures and non-profits … Continued

Magic Bus

Bart Eddy found this great blue bus on Craigslist. It came to us from Luddington, Michigan where it’s previous owner had outfitted it as a woodshed. After an incredible transformation led by Mike Reed from blue to Road Dragon, we started to work on the interior with students from University of Michigan. The front steps … Continued

From Vacancy to Vibrancy

This was the pitch we sent to the organizers of INCLUDE 2019: “We will collectively transform an outdoor ground of broken concrete, weeds and trash into an outdoor gathering space for hands on work and relaxation through furniture designed and built on site.Attendees will work with their hands with both inside and outside work options … Continued

Brightmoor Maker Space @ Include 2019

We are really excited and honored to be part of Include 2019. Include is a biennial international conference that focuses on issues central to inclusive and people-centered design. Include will be hosted for the first time in America, by College for Creative Studies and Design Core Detroit and is produced by the Helen Hamlyn Centre … Continued

Night Festival

For a few years we have been talking about night. Sometimes our discussions veer towards safety, sometimes towards seasons, and often towards sociability. We wonder at the Maker Space if we had a cookout or a street party at night if people would come and hang out. Alongside the wooden lamps we designed at Ishinomaki … Continued

Making the Future Camp

Making the Future camp participants learn about circuitry during the 6-week camp hosted by the Brightmoor Maker Space at the Detroit Community Schools. During the camp, middle and high school students from Developing K.I.D.S., an after school community program serving families in Detroit’s Brightmoor and Cody Rouge neighborhoods, learned a wide range of skills. The … Continued

Soundgarden Workshop

From our Soundgarden workshop at the Ypsilanti Public Library/ Whittaker Road Branch. Thank you for coming out and to our workshop leaders, Morgan Princing, Brie McGee and Patrick Young, and to the amazing Molly Beedon at the Ypsi Library. Posting step by steps on how to build these on our website.