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Urban Manufacturing: Nostalgia or Necessity?

The de-industrialization of cities has been devastating to cities like Detroit but also to San Francisco as the loss of manufacturing and maritime jobs has resulted in the hollowing out of the working class. In recent years, a maker movement of artisans and entrepreneurs has attempted to innovate the production sector to serve a new generation of city dwellers. Can these new businesses recreate the heyday of urban manufacturing?

Co-Presented by Maker City

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Curation by Omeed Manocheri

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In this program

Sparks fly from blacksmithing


Directed by Olivier D. Asselin

16 years after building a blacksmith school in an abandoned warehouse in Montreal, jump starting the neighborhood upswing, the founder must fight eviction by the city that wants to profit off the revitalized neighborhood.

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