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MESH Takes Providence!



Megan and Joelle of MESH were lucky to be able to attend this year’s A Better World by Design Conference at RISD and Brown in Providence. The conference brings together designers, thinkers, and innovators from all over the world to discuss socially conscious design and innovation. The weekend was an inspiring three-day extravaganza of brilliant people and the work they do. We saw some great speakers, made new friends, and toured the beautiful town. We were particularly inspired by the Design for America Research and Empathy in Design workshop and Sarah Drummond‘s closing talk. We recommend everyone try to make it next year! We hope to be able to attend next year, and maybe even, *dreaming big here* speak or host a workshop!

Thanks to the whole A Better World by Design team for putting on a great conference!


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We are fully kicking off our MAKESHOP Fundraiser! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 MAKESHOP is a creative placemaking project and public design space founded by MESH Design & Development. It nurtures creative entrepreneurship in Appalachia —and specifically, on the West Side’s Elk City. -- ALL ARE INVITED to our MAKER-oni & Cheese Cook-off + Fundraiser Wednesday, 8/22 at 6pm! 🧀🍻🎉 Check out our Facebook event -- Help fund MAKESHOP in Appalachia 🤝 GoFundMe link in profile -- West Virginian neon sign maker, Jim Day, custom made this MAKESHOP sign in our space! Anyone out there interested in learning neon bending? 🌀
Published on Aug 21, 2018
We’re so cheesy. 🤓 Liz, our Operations Manager and Nichole, our Makeshop Coordinator visited @wtsq881 today to give the lowdown on our upcoming MAKER-oni & Cheese Cookoff + FUNDRAISER 🧀 Thanks to Josh Gaffin for your continued support and your mystical macNcheese powers 🔮 — To help keep Makeshop open + free to use, join our fundraising efforts. If you’re in Charleston, join us 8/22 at 6pm for the MAKER-oni & Cheese Cookoff + Fundraiser. If you’re unable to attend, checkout our Go Fund Me campaign [🔗 in profile ] #wtsq881 #nationalradioday #makeshop #cheese
Published on Aug 21, 2018
What was once a Trophy Shop is now Makeshop. It takes a community, hard work, and a whole lotta work to build something new... Shoutout to the makers that brought their hands and hearts into creating Makeshop: Rachel and the Responsible Renovations crew, sculptor Nik welder, Megan design/builder, genius Nina, designer Maddie, John Elswick and the early crew, carpenter Adam, painter Jamie, Jefferson, Hollow neon sign maker Jim Day, the MESH crew, carpenter Bo, cabinet maker Eddie Austin, sign painter Kayleigh, capital market plant folks, resident Vegan Jen, resident musician Walker, resident film maker Taylor, Black Sheep Burrito and Brews 🐑 beer providers, etsy cast makers and furniture gurus, and all y’all that have brought your energy and creativity in to fill this space again and bring it back to life. >> >> HELP KEEP MAKESHOP ALIVE & KICKIN’! Join our fundraising efforts >>🔗 in profile
Published on Aug 20, 2018

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