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Language quality: 2/2*
Standard of English expression in article is excellent.
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This is a fascinating paper which provides an analysis of the institutional arrangements of Fab Labs in Shenzhen, Belfast and Derry with regards to how they differ from typical open-source maker rhetoric. Instead they are largely influenced by public policy to create new imaginaries in communities suffering from social, political and economic unrest.
This article has been vastly improved since its earlier iteration, and now offers a clear analysis of makerspace culture in case study sites in Northern Ireland and China. Its key point is that local values – rather than global making ideals – are key to shaping the culture of makerspaces.