Goods. Gear. Gadgets is a community operated Makers Hub located right in the heart of South Seattle's industrial district. It is surrounded by a not-yet-developed neighborhood of mixed-use commercial/residential living spaces, combining artist lofts with micro-housing in a urban-village setting.
The signage is simple "Goods. Gear. Gadgets." the design of its facade and the flow of its interior is very utilitarian. This is the HUB for anyone who doesn’t necessarily want to “own” things, but wants access to things when needed. Think REI meets Sears for the sharing/circular economy.
And most importantly, imagine a KIOSK equipped with immersive AR/VR where you will step inside, have your body scanned to size while you interact with a design board displaying an extensive database uploaded from fashion designers from all over the world. When you find the outfit of your choosing, it can be Made on Demand (on-site) same day, AND not only that, you will now have the ability to design an outfit for yourself, in a real-time, blended-reality setting. Within this KIOSK it is a meet-your-maker experience where we as creative consumers have a more personal relationship with the means of production. Taking this one step further, we will now be able to enter our designs into this database, into a Closet Share Program, and/or consign them in the physical space of this Makers-Hub.
In another KIOSK, we now have the ability to 3D print parts to fix just about anything that is broken, and/or make the prototype for just about anything imaginable, and at the end of every “things” life all parts can be recycled and its fiber re-purposed into new feed-stock to begin this process all over again. In this Makers-Space all waste becomes resource. In this Makers-Hub all items can be shared, consigned, and/or re-purposed.
I first visited Goods. Gear. Gadgets. in a dream. Now I'm asking you to help bring it to life.