America is experiencing a resurgence in urban manufacturing being spurred by the Maker Movement. Documenting this work, Kelley Roy, owner of Portland’s Makerspace ADX, is traveling America to uncover what the maker movement looks like in cities across the country. In the New York tour stop on March 5th, an interactive discussion will be the centerpiece to explore how the vitality of the New York's Maker Movement can build a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable economy. The conversation will be grounded by discussing the lessons learned from another maker community captured in Kelley’s new book Portland Made: The Makers of Portland’s Manufacturing Renaissance.
On March 5th from 2:30-4:30, Kelley will lead a discussion with Bob Bland of Manufacture New York, Lee Wellington of the Urban Manufacturing Alliance, Jon Sherman of Flavor Paper, Jen Cogliantry of JCh, Sumeera Rasul of Madesmith and Madesmith Academy, Matthew Burnett from Makers Row, Chelsea Miller of Chelsea Miller Knives, Katrin Reifeiss and participating audience members that explores the issues, challenges and opportunities within New York’s maker movement.
Participants are encouraged to bring sample of their products to show off next to our Portland Made pop-up exhibit of products from GroveMade, Minnie & George, Kairos Pens, Kept Goods, Felton & Mary, Vitreluxe, Portland Apron Company, Clientjoy, You Are Here and a pallet of goods from MadeHere PDX including Jacobsen Salt, Kiriko Made, Wooly Beast Designs, Blackbird, Walnut Studiolo, The One You Feed, Otter Wax, Blackfern, Nell and Mary, and Red Duck Ketchup.
Local sponsors include Manufacture New York, New York Economic Development Corporation and Made in New York.
For more details about each event please stay tuned at portlandmade.com/events and follow the tour on social media @Portland_Made #MakersofAmerica #PortlandMadeBookTour #MakersGottaMake