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Lindsay Podraza
Lindsay Podraza
Lindsay Podraza is an editor and contributor for Town Square Delaware. She's a Tar Heel, former newspaper reporter and barbecue aficionado. Lindsay also writes for the Penn Law Journal, the school's alumni magazine.

world-maker-faire-poster1Maybe you’ve heard of the Maker Movement. And, if you haven’t, maybe you’re acquainted with the wave of do-it-yourself mania through websites like Etsy and Pinterest.

But the Maker Movement isn’t all arts and crafts. It’s sometimes referred to as the “Third Industrial Revolution,” and more often than not, involves homemade tech inventions.

The movement is bigger than you might think: Last September, about 85,000 people attended the World Maker Faire in New York, according to Yahoo news.

Here in Delaware, Wilmington Renaissance Corporation will hold the fourth installment of its Creative Chats next week to present and discuss its vision for a Creative District in Wilmington. That plan involves work and living spaces for Makers. Then, in partnership with Barrel of Makers, participants will watch the WilmFilm Festival premiere of “ ‘Maker:’ A Documentary on the Maker Movement.”

MakerLogoThe film will show some concepts the Wilmington Renaissance Corporation hopes to incorporate in Wilmington’s Creative District, said Barb Bullock, a spokeswoman for the group.

The two organizations, both non-profits, are among Delaware’s frontrunner Maker supporters. The Wilmington Renaissance Corporation works to stimulate the city’s economy, attract new residents and make the city more attractive. Barrel of Makers is devoted to creating Delaware’s first “makerspace,” which is a place where people of varying skill levels share tools and knowledge.

 

Interested in attending? Here are the details:

April 23, 2015

Penn Cinema Riverfront, 401 S. Madison St., Wilmington

Creative Chat: 6:45 p.m.

Film screening: 7:15 – 8:45 p.m.

Free registration is required by April 20 through this link.

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