The Critical Making and Equity Research Coordination Network, otherwise known as CRAFT, is a research network centered on critical creative inquiry. It is made up of researchers and practitioners who come together in an interest-driven collective. Discussions center around community-oriented learning that examines making in all of its forms, processes, connections, and outcomes.
The network encourages sharing of knowledge and resources across multiple working sites of practice. Members in the network are invited to pursue common research questions to facilitate cross-collaboration across a multiplicity of making spaces, research institutions, and community organizations throughout the country to promote social and community change. Participating individuals and organizations are encouraged to gather to share data, methodologies, and ways of connecting to local communities to promote learning STEM skills and practices. Making spaces are fruitful spaces for equity because they foster critical creative inquiry. They are interest-driven, collective, and community-oriented.