Day 259: Oasis

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September 15, 2012 by Alex Hoekstra

The Maker Movement is something I’ve expressed admiration for previously.  It’s something   I think is worth supporting in almost all of its many forms and many homes.  Baghdad is now becoming a new home for a new generation of Mid-Eastern Makers.  With your help and mine, before September 18, GEMSI will open its doors to independent Iraqi makers.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bilal/baghdad-community-hackerspace-workshops

GEMSI works to develop engagement, service, and entrepreneurship by uniting communities of makers around the world, facilitating the creation of hackerspaces, running workshops and creating platforms for storytelling. A hackerspace is a community-supported collaborative workshop where passionate people create and share. We believe that hackerspaces can act as a catalyst to unlock creativity, inspire action, and create hope. Hackerspaces build hope by giving people access to tools and a local/global community through which people are enabled to invent their own future.

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