Katie Kish, The Revolution Will Be Hand Made: Prince Edward Island, Canada Demonstrates the Power of Making in Local Economic Development Contexts, The Solutions Journal, Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2019, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/revolution-will-hand-made-prince-edward-island-canada-demonstrates-power-making-local-economic-development-contexts/) Abstract: What happens when you give a fourth grader a power drill? With some wood and a little direction, she’ll create and decorate her own keepsake box. Change the drill out for a soldering iron and she’ll learning first-hand how to direct and manipulate the power of electricity. Children all over the world are learning how to use their hands and participating in the burgeoning Maker revolution. Maker Culture is reinventing what some might remember as the Do-It-Yourself movement. This movement, coined the third industrial revolution,1 represents a new democratisation of manufacturing as citizens participate in commons-based production. This movement represents a unique opportunity for sustainability research because it disrupts the larger economic system by internalizing production, optimizes materials by recycling as often as possible, and supports free/open source materials for learning and building. Reclaiming production, combined with new patterns of local economic trade and … Topics: