Check in… Summer Progress

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Hope this finds you well & cool! Our co-op has had a summer of progress:

Nod to design: Kassak, Hungarian activist & “constructivism” co-founder

This season has proven to be both a time of reflection and growth for the #iTooLL project. Last fall, we were awarded with the 5×5 community grant to build and implement a robust media tool lending library in order to increase the resource capacity of Indy artists and community builders. Since that time we have worked with community members to create a sustainable and diverse tool inventory to help amplify Indianapolis voices. Through this process, we are proud to announce that we have officially partnered with Kheprw Institute to help make this resource as accessible as possible. We are hopeful to have #iTooLL installed in a permanent location soon and fully open to the public by the fall. That’s when the real fun begins! We’ll be periodically posting over the next few months as details become finalized.

A look at our (experimental)  digital work space, from left to right: loomiocobudget, and myturn

Allied Media Conference
In June, two of our board members were invited to present the concepts behind #iTooLL and the sharing economy at the Allied Media Conference. This space has been a huge source of inspiration to the iAMCo-op team and we look forward to continuing to learn, grow, and connect members of our Indianapolis community to this Detroit based initiative. Free Resources we shared detailing our journey and containing Tool Lending Library how-to’s, templates, & guides.

Looking Forward
In addition to the #iTooLL implementation (!!!), we have some equally exciting plans in the works to hold a Local Digital Shorts Screening and have a hand in helping through some rad parties. Details forthcoming

As #iTooLL project team has been busy this past year crunching the numbers, securing equipment & storefront space, setting up insurance and financial systems, and building relationships, many of you have expressed a great amount of support and encouragement and we just wanted to say a big thank you! We’re so honored to be a part of this city, and to help amplify the voices of its people in this small way!

In Reciprocity,
iAMCo-op Collective

City Repair of Portland uses place-making to reclaim commons. (Photo credit: City Repair)