A new generation of entrepreneurs is driving a revolution in product design and business development. Collectively, they’re known as the maker movement. This exhibit helps shine light on the growing nationwide phenomenon, and focus it on the disruptive power of the artisans, techies and traditional manufacturers who represent “new manufacturing” here in New York City.
BLDG 92 explores this story on behalf of BNYDC, as it relates specifically to job creation, and that transition point when the designer becomes the entrepreneur seeking to produce at volume. As you meet these local makers, consider their challenges and, ask how we might see new manufacturing grow into a robust and resilient ecosystem with potential to provide inclusive opportunity for all New Yorkers.