04 Nov '11, 4pm

Can the arts save struggling cities?

Can the arts save struggling cities?

Something is stirring in Detroit. Here, in a city that in the past decade alone lost a quarter of its already dwindling population, plans are in the works to revive the manufacturing economy -- at least on a small scale. The Detroit FAB Lab taps into the vibe of "maker" labs and hackerspaces around the globe. Its creators envision an incubator for artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs. Members will have access to equipment for woodworking, metalworking, digital fabrication, and media, as well as business coaching and networking. "Detroit has always been a place where things have been made," says Alex Feldman, one of the project's creators, who works on economic development strategies with the company U3 Ventures. "That tradition is still alive here. But it's starting to shift in a small way to a more [artistic] culture of manufacturing and creation." The FAB Lab, a part of ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-11-03-can-the-arts-save-...

Tweets

Can Arts School Students be Different?

blinkymummy.blogspot.com 14 Nov '11, 12am

This site requires JavaScript.

Many golfers can benefit from new grip

bunkershot.com 10 Nov '11, 2pm

Many golfers can benefit from new grip November 10, 2011 Golfers with limited hand strength will be able to hold a golf cl...

The Top 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities According to the 2011 Copenhagenize Index

The Top 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities According ...

treehugger.com 03 Nov '11, 6pm

Mikael Colville-Andersen, who many of you know as the man behind the Copenhagenize and Copenhagen Cycle Chic blogs, also r...

Tattoos are decidedly NOT vegan:

Tattoos are decidedly NOT vegan:

grist.org 15 Nov '11, 3pm

There are two important principles of veganism that most people don't understand. More food is vegan than is immediately o...

Events - Replay - 02-10 Nov 12 years after their graduation from Lasalle College of the Arts, this exhibition marks

Events - Replay - 02-10 Nov 12 years after thei...

timeoutsingapore.com 05 Nov '11, 12am

12 years after their graduation from Lasalle College of the Arts, this exhibition marks an informal reunion of local artis...

Why small cities are poised for success in an oil-starved future:

Why small cities are poised for success in an o...

grist.org 31 Oct '11, 6pm

A couple of years ago, while I was reporting on a redevelopment plan in Buffalo, N.Y., I met up with Robert Shibley, an ar...

@Amandistic we can try but i not sure at which ...

buffetsingapore.com 05 Nov '11, 9am

Buffet Restaurants in Singapore | All Deals Asia Blog said: [...] – La Terrasse Orchard Hotel – Orchard Café Rendezvous Ho...

I just did a good deed at 11:11 on 11.11.11.. :...

worldvision.org.sg 11 Nov '11, 2am

Every gift in this catalogue is life-changing, life-saving or a basic life-essential for a needy child or family living in...

Shoes of the day Don't think I can live without these <3

Shoes of the day Don't think I can live without...

alexandermcqueen.com 05 Nov '11, 5pm

Snake pump with metal detail and rubber platform: 14.5cm heel. Note - this style runs a size large

This is officially the most adorable thing you can do with an item of vintage clothing:

This is officially the most adorable thing you ...

grist.org 04 Nov '11, 4pm

Grab Granny's fur coat (take Granny out first) and bring it to your local Buffalo Exchange, if you're lucky enough to have...

New York didn't make it to top 10 cities that shop the most in US

New York didn't make it to top 10 cities that s...

luxurylaunches.com 08 Nov '11, 11am

New York didn't make it to top 10 cities that shop the most in US That’s right! If you were thinking of heading to the sam...

WATCH: Ozzy Osbourne Talks Veganism on ‘The Talk’

WATCH: Ozzy Osbourne Talks Veganism on ‘The Talk’

ecorazzi.com 03 Nov '11, 2pm

Osbourne was asked by creator/co-producer of the show (and also, fellow vegan!) Sara Gilbert about his new diet, and he sa...

Photography idea: what u can do when u have a baby, a camera and a nice sky!:)

Photography idea: what u can do when u have a b...

oureverydaythings.com 10 Nov '11, 6am

Welcome to Leonny's Our Everyday Things site! You're most welcome to add me on Facebook, Twitter AND subscribe to my RSS f...

Leonardo DiCaprio Helps Bring in $3 Million for...

ecorazzi.com 09 Nov '11, 4pm

When it comes to star power, you don’t get much bigger than Leonardo DiCaprio . The environmental movement has long enjoye...