OpenMaking…is…

A global production system composed of many nodes yet not subject to the rules of mass-production provides new opportunities for social and economic development. This emerging model has many positive qualities: from the sustainability of producing locally to meet real needs, the possibility of imagining, creating and working all over the world with both equal opportunity and equal access, and the possibility for everyone to see their own ideas realised. As Enzo Mari once said: “Everyone should design: after all, it is the best way to avoid being designed”.
 
OpenMaking.is a public domain resource developing open standards in keeping with new and social forms of design and manufacturing, working with a community of thought leaders and practitioners to define this new movement and discuss how we will produce and consume in the 21st Century.