Department of Making and Doing: 'high-tech workshop' to open in NextFab's original space this January - Technical.ly Philly

Oct. 22, 2012 10:00 am

Department of Making and Doing: ‘high-tech workshop’ to open in NextFab’s original space this January

File this one under cool Philly tech scene partnerships. Once NextFab Studio opens its newest space on Washington Avenue, its original spot in the University City Science Center will transform into the Department of Making and Doing, the Daily Pennsylvanian reports. Slated to open in January, the “DMD” is a collaboration between arts tech organizations Breadboard and the […]

NextFab's current space, which will turn into the Department of Making and Doing once NextFab moves to its new spot on Washington Avenue in South Philly.

File this one under cool Philly tech scene partnerships.

Once NextFab Studio opens its newest space on Washington Avenue, its original spot in the University City Science Center will transform into the Department of Making and Doing, the Daily Pennsylvanian reports.

Slated to open in January, the “DMD” is a collaboration between arts tech organizations Breadboard and the Hacktory, as well as youth design organization Public Workshop. It aims to be a space for “hands-on science,” the Daily Pennsylvanian writes.

[Public Workshop director Alex] Gilliam also emphasized the need to foster a “group-oriented space.”

“We need a place where a coder, a teenager, can come together with a graphic designer,” he said. “And then from there, [they could] come up with a tech solution for the local community.”

Read the whole article here.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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