'Makerspaces' boost community resilience. It's time to support them

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Makerspaces provide access to a range of tools, allowing non-specialists to develop and produce goods locally Image: Jeswin Thomas on Unsplash

Lucia Corsini
Research Associate, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Eric James
Executive Director, Field Ready
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