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.”