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Making Materials Matter

As makers, we can make a lot of waste. But there are creative solutions for artists and fabricators, from sourcing more sustainable materials to diverting reusable resources from the waste stream. This week, NextFab and The Resource Exchange got together to host an open forum focused on sustainability in the arts. Local artists, organizations, businesses, and city representatives discussed the benefits and challenges of making sustainably. Moderated by Grid Magazine‘s Alex Mulcahy, the panel of special guests led the room in talking about art and its contributions to the waste stream. Attendees and panel members alike shared their experiences of … Continue reading

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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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Build a Community Map with the re and NextFab!

Do you live in South Kensington? Do you like making / building / painting things? Getting to know your neighbors? Learning about local businesses and organizations? Working on collaborative projects? If so, your participation is requested in a fun, unique and FREE event on Sunday, July 31st!  The Community Map Build Day will provide an opportunity to learn more about the resources and opportunities that the creative institutions The Resource Exchange and NextFab offer, and to join in the collaborative creation of a large, interactive neighborhood map that will be displayed the the American Street Feast. What is the American Street … Continue reading

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