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We’re Expanding and Moving in 2019!

The Resource Exchange and the NextFab North maker space are moving to 1800 N. American Street, a 60,000+ square foot building along the American Street Improvement Project Corridor, as both organizations prepare to scale. This synergistic collaboration will leverage the strengths of both of our organizations by combining NextFab’s tools, technology, and training with The Resource Exchange’s reclaimed materials and sustainable arts mission and programs. The large industrial scale of this new location provides an increased footprint for both organizations, including multiple loading docks, a large shared parking lot, and enough square footage for additional aligned subtenants. NextFab will offer expanded departments including … Continue reading

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Reclaimed “River Beasts and Besties!”

Beth from Ethnologica, a research consultancy firm with a focus on community-based ethnography, recently came into The Resource Exchange to find reclaimed materials to use in their storytelling and art workshop River Beasts and Besties. The event, held at The Barn at Bartram’s Garden, was made possible by an Ecotopian Toolkit award from the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities for Ethnologica’s project entitled Monsters of the Deep, Myths for the Future. Ethnologica created this public workshop to: …explore local fears of and hopes for urban waterways as part of their ongoing work researching community conceptions of health and wellbeing. Fear … Continue reading

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“LYBL: Spectator in the Commons” September Exhibition

Grayson Cox is a New York City based artist working in a variety of media, from painting and printmaking, to photography and furniture-like sculpture. Cox’s latest exhibit “LYBL: Spectator in the Commons” featured at local art gallery and artist print shop Pressure Club. The exhibition utilizes reclaimed fabric batting from The Resource Exchange in Cox’s cushion sculptures. The concept “live your best life” or “LYBL” can spur us to live out our best behavior or cause us to squander it into the winds. The cognitive dissonance we experience with what we want for the world and what we want for ourselves … Continue reading

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