“Adults need to learn how to play. You don’t have to be good at it. You don’t have to be an expert. Just try and have fun.”

With those words, Michelle Fitzgerald outlines the philosophy of the maker movement and that of her own personal pursuits.
Michelle is the founder of Make South Bend, a co-working environment with the goal of sharing space and equipment as a way of giving people the opportunity to “make a mess and try new things.” Settings such as this are known as “makers spaces,” places for anyone to have access to the materials, tools, knowledge and community to pursue creative interests.
“I want to try and create a community of makers,” Michelle says, explaining her desire to unite existing creators and encourage new ones.

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