The Footscray Maker Co-operative is running a project to create a 'MakerMap', an online map that provides information about the people, places and resources in a community that form part of that community's capacity to make things for itself.
It is open, accessible and editable, so that the community can on-goingly build its knowledge and awareness of the 'making' resources it has.
The prototype can be seen here: http://maribyrnongmakers.com.au
The campaign link is here: http://www.chuffed.org/project/m3
The map aims to accomplish three things …
1 - To help local artisans and makers to know who is doing what in their community, to create connections and assist in sharing and collaboration
2 - to provide a map of resources currently being wasted, such as factory or commercial outputs, that could be useful for local makers as build resources, helping makers transform local waste into new products and works
3 - to allow a greater appreciation for the regions rich qualities, locales, assets and people
We are asking community members, local council, businesses and organisations to support the project, add to the map and sponsor the campaign. For info contact [masked]
This session will introduce people to the community map and campaign.