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Meet the Makers: Lashay!

Lashay can be found holding a chisel like an extension of her own hand, working away at carving the letters on wooden sign after wooden sign, in the bustling Brightmoor Makerspace each Saturday morning. “I really like working on the small signs, the ones that we get to be a little more creative with, that … Continued

Meet the Makers: Marcus Lewis!

Marcus Lewis, referring to himself as one of the “originals,” has been part of the Brightmoor Makers program since he was 16 years old. At the ripe old age of 22 years old now, he helps to lead the woodworking students at the makerspace. He surprised himself when I asked how long he’d been working … Continued

Meet the Makers: Bart Eddy!

“Not everybody has a Mr. Eddy,” says Diallo Carr, one of the student woodworkers in the Brightmoor Makerspace, when considering what makes the program so special. Bart Eddy is the founder and program director of the Brightmoor Makerspace program; his passion for teaching and providing opportunity to students through hands on, experiential learning is undeniably infectious. … Continued

Meet the Makers: Lyz Luidens!

Lyz Luidens can be found leading the screenprinting and visual design students at the Brightmoor Makerspace through the many stepped process of creating and refining original designs for screenprinting. Lyz leads students through hand-drawing, collaging, and digitally editing their creations before putting ink on fabric to screenprint them onto shirts. “I love printmaking. It’s the … Continued

Garden Crew: A Visual Essay, 2018

      Having grown up in a rural community and then moving to Phoenix before landing in Detroit I realized how impactful childhood nature experiences can be. Finding opportunities for kids in urban environments to participate in agricultural and wilderness experiences expands their world view and connection to their environments. As writer Barry Lopez notes, “the … Continued

D.I.Y. Spirit: Detroit + Japan

Check out some of our great coverage on the collaboration between Ishinomaki Lab + Brightmoor Maker Space Keiji Ashizawa + Takahiro Chiba joined us from Tokyo + Ishinomaki and we were super proud to be part of the Detroit Design Festival, 2017. This was Ishinomaki Lab’s first US exhibit and we could not have been … Continued

Sidewalk Festival + The Mobile Media Lab

Our friend, Ryan Myers-Johnson, founder and Director of Sidewalk Festival continues to be a wonderful partner.With great appreciation to Brandon Patterson, Justin Schell and The Shapiro Design Lab at The University of Michigan we wanted to share this video created at Sidewalk 2016, as we get ready for Sidewalk 2017. Justin was both our host in … Continued

Skateboard Building Workshop

  Skateboard Building in Brightmoor On a chilly Saturday in December, in the art room at Detroit Community High School (DCH), Jesse Wilson, New York Director of the Chill Foundation, led a free skateboard-building workshop. Since its founding in 1995, the Chill Foundation has been dedicated to working with underserved youth to build confidence and … Continued