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.
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.