Jeff Sturges enjoys making things and connecting people. This passion drove him to start neighborhood-based hands-on learning spaces in Detroit such as the Mt Elliott Makerspace and the OmniCorpDetroit hackerspace. His work on and in these communities is inspired by “anti-disciplinary” experiences at the The Sustainable South Bronx GreenFab MIT Fab Lab program, the NYCResistor hackerspace, Cranbrook Academy of Art and the MIT Media Lab. Jeff believes that with the right balance of collaborative making, tinkering, and learning, We the People a better able to create happier, healthier, and more meaningful lives for ourselves and our communities.
Jeff will speak in Nick Tobier’s Change by Design class on Tuesday November 25, from 2:15 — 3:15 pm, room 2216.
Jeff’s visit is generously supported by the Witt Visitors Program.