Maker Movement: Building Communities

Moving sculpture from the St. Louis Science Center.

 Image credit: St. Louis Science Center website

The Maker Movement is having an incredible impact on communities around the world. Networks are able use social media to communicate, collaborate, and organize face-to-face encounters, discovering unity through common interests and passions. Individuals are increasingly able to have an impact within these groups and are given a voice through keyboards rather than having to rely on being the loudest voice within a crowd.

The net result is innovative ideas, an opportunity to learn how to improve through others’ mistakes, and the ability to overcome failures with the support of these new networked communities. Through humility and focus, individuals collaboratively learn, improve talents, and develop products and services that may otherwise have not been possible.

At The Disruption Department, we are excited to be a part of this national Maker Movement by collaboratively improving the economic, social, and education landscape within St. Louis, working with other innovative organizations to each day make our city even better than it was the day before.

Want to take part in the Maker Movement? You can:

  • if you’re an educator, join us for our first #EduHack September 19 at 6:30 pm located at ArchReactor (2400 S Jefferson Ave, St Louis, MO 63104);

  • anyone can join us for our first Drinking Disruptively event October 3 at 6 pm located at Café Ventana (3919 West Pine, St Louis, MO 63108); you can stay up-to-date with this and future Drinking Disruptively events by joining our Meetup group;

  • volunteer for one of our many community events throughout the year by signing up;

  • get a Young Maker you know to apply to this year’s Young Makers Program;

  • and contribute to the Grand Center Arts Academy student project grant fund.

We look forward to having you join us in the Maker Movement!


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