David Harman asks the question, "How do we learn to make again?" In his talk, David shares his perspective on how local maker movements are creating an awareness of the heritage behind goods and services we use every day and benefiting local economies. Looking at ways to bridge the gap between established industry and local business start ups, David shares models for incorporating local artisan products in existing industry marketplaces. David shares the idea that embracing maker culture can build a stronger community.
David Harman is the founder of Native Maps. He recently graduated from the University of Tennessee with an MFA in Painting. As an artist and maker, his work encourages engagement with the local community and landscape. He currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife Rebecca and daughter Augusta.