The inaugural issue of Kazaam Magazine, a publication of the Eames Institute, features Nick Tobier and the Brightmoor Maker Space. The article, by design writer Diana Budds, centers around Made in Local, an international partnership between the Japan-based Ishinomaki Lab and designers across the world from Manila to Berlin to London — and since 2020, Detroit — that extends the design ethos of Ishinomaki Lab.
Budds writes that “While Ishinomaki Lab and the Brightmoor Maker Space emerged from different types of crises — an extreme weather event that ambushed a city versus the slower and more insidious effects of systems that disempower and disinvest from Black communities — they have both demonstrated the transformative power of design that’s based on an ethos of goodness all the way down.“
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