What Is JuntoSpace?
JuntoSpace is the fruition of an idea my husband and I have been talking about for a while now, and finally the stars aligned for us to launch this concept. The idea is to host a place where people can come to connect with others who share a similar interest in creating. Juntospace is similar to a maker space but is also about building a community where participants can dream, inspire, teach, learn, share, and encourage each other in their craft.
What's With The Name?
Junto is an old word defined by Merriam-Webster as “a group of persons joined for a common purpose.” “Club” would be a modern-day synonym. We were turned on to this word in reading about Benjamin Franklin: “The Junto, also known as the Leather Apron Club, was a club for mutual improvement established in 1727 by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia.” Although Franklin’s junto focused on questions of morals, politics, natural philosophy, and business affairs, the word junto comes from the Spanish word, spelled the same, which translates as “together”. Junto has more to do with people coming together than the specific reason they come together. We choose the name JuntoSpace to convey the concept of having enough room to work together. It can be side by side or collaborative.