Even the most solitary of us benefit from belonging, and “placemaking”, the intention creation of public spaces that promote health, happiness, and well-being, is a powerful way to create spaces of belonging and acceptance. Join us to learn about the hyperlocal power of placemaking, exploring some local examples, including one of the newest intentional public spaces under development at University Mall – Uptown – and the public community center that’s part of it, created by the nonprofit organization, the Foundation for Community Driven Innovation.
AMRoC Fab Lab is a community center with tools, a gathering space for anyone looking for something interesting and useful to do, skills to learn, ideas to share. More importantly, AMRoC is a gathering space in an under-served area with little access to the types of resources and equipment AMRoC offers, and the type of acceptance and culture changing messaging it brings.
A $5 donation per person is requested to put towards facilities use, coffee and lunch after the presentation.
About the Presenter
Terri Willingham is the Executive Director of FCDI. She a writer by trade, author of two books on health, co-author of Makerspaces in Libraries (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) and author of Library Makerspaces: The Complete Guide (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018). She also works as a creative partner with Eureka Factory, a consulting and educational event production company.