In this encore edition of Future City, Wes explores how Baltimore is working to keep pace with the burgeoning Maker Movement, a lifestyle and philosophy based on the idea that a do-it-yourself attitude changes lives for the better. Is the movement really all its proponents say it’s cracked up to be? Or is it leaving women and the disadvantaged on the sidelines?
Guests on this episode include:
Debbie Chachra, professor of Engineering at Olin College of Engineering, and author of the Atlantic article, Why I Am Not a Maker.
Dana Johnson, managing director of the Reinvestment Fund, a national leader in providing funding for neighborhood revitalization.
Shawn Grimes, Executive Director of Digital Harbor Foundation, an after-school space that fosters learning, creativity, productivity, and innovation.