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Q&A- Steve Daniels

Editor of ‘Makeshift’

New York

With a first print issue out in October, Makeshift is a new quarterly magazine and multimedia website focusing on grassroots creativity and invention around the world. Editor and researcher at IBM Steve Daniels tells Monocle all about it.

How did you come up with the idea of ‘Makeshift’?
I went to Kenya to deliver farming tools I had designed but got distracted by the resourcefulness of the local engineers who were to manufacture my devices. I stayed for three months to study this culture of making jua…



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