Facing Displacement, 'Noisebridge' Hackerspace Seeks New Home

Noisebridge, the hackerspace at 2169 Mission St. (and 18th), "will almost certainly" be out of its space by next August, as its lease has not been renewed, Mission Local reports.

The collaborative provides infrastructure and collaboration opportunities for those interested in programming, hardware, crafts, science, robotics, art or technology in general.

"We don't know where Noisebridge will end up, but our community is committed to providing a home for hacking and making in San Francisco," reads a note posted on its website.

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Organizers are also seeking donations "at a much higher level," according to a fundraising message. "If you can provide resources, skills, and experience towards fundraising on the order of six figures or more, we’d really like to talk to you," they wrote.

Noisebridge moved into its first physical location in 2008, but quickly outgrew it, relocating to its current 5,200-square-foot space the following year. 

"We also strongly believe that the residents and guests of our town deserve a space to pursue their hopes, interests, and ambitions at their own pace in a safe space where lack of funds is no barrier to entry," the note on the website adds. "This is what Noisebridge provides, and has provided for nearly a decade."

Under the Noisebridge Space Program, the group is seeking a new location within San Francisco that's walkable from BART, safe enough for walking at all hours and at least 5,500 square feet.

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Facing displacement noisebridge hackerspace seeks new home