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Detroit is Motor City. It’s Motown. It’s a city and a region that prospered because Henry Ford built the car “for the rest of us.” As we prepare for Maker Faire Detroit at The Henry Ford, we’re looking to connect a new generation of tinkerers, inventors, engineers, artists, and crafters. They are makers who are in the process of making Detroit into something new. Who knows, maybe one day it will be known as Maker City filled with “risk-takers, doers and the makers of things.”

We’ve asked a number of people to tell us their own “Making Detroit” story, based on what they’re doing and what they can do. We’ve kicked off this series with a simple idea — ask people to tell their story about Making Detroit, whatever that means to them. It’s partially inspired by a blog post titled “Catastrophe Thinking” at by @nurturegirl. She writes that if we want to make change, we have to change the story. In terms of Detroit, we’d like people to tell their own story, which really is a new story for Detroit.

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