Theme: Identifying our Means
Presented in Partnership with: The Last Supper Festival
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
A complimentary seasonal stew will be served.
NSA: "No Standing Anytime" (Christina Kral & Adriana Valdez Young)
NSA are Professional Pop Up Public Interventionistas [PPUPI] making temporary environments for people not to stand anytime (that is, to interact, relax and/or do something fabulous!).
**Starting Question: How do we shift spatial realities to make new means?
Benedikta von Karaisl and Nora Abousteit, co-founders of BurdaStyle.com
BurdaStyle.com is the first established pattern publisher to offer its designs without copyrights. BurdaStyle is a place for people who sew or would like to learn. Their aim is to bring the traditional craft of sewing to a new generation of fashion designers, sewing hobbyist, DIYers and anyone looking to create and sew something.
Bios are here: http://www.burdastyle.com/statics/about
**They will discuss the means of: Open Source patterns and the rise of the bottom up fashion industry.
Fluxxlab (Jennifer Broutin & Carmen Trudell)
Fluxxlab is a design firm that focuses on sustainable energy harvesting, specifically in the form of converting small amounts of human energy into electricity.
Moderators include the presenters plus:
Chinnie Ding, a doctoral candidate in English at Harvard, focusing on 20th-century poetry and intellectual history.
**Starting Question: How might labor -- as individual and collective, manual and mental means -- be more justly valued and more creatively recognized?
Format: The discussion, on the evening of the autumn equinox, will feature three short talks and then a series of facilitated discussions to help the participants identify the means that are available but might go unnoticed.
Outcome: The data and ideas generated during the discussions will be recorded and put through a data visualization process and presented as a part of The Last Supper Festival.
Please participate by helping us spread the word about the event. Blog about the event, email your friends, twitter away.
Blog/Twitter hashtag: #goodmeet
When & Where
Double Happiness & Salt artspace
Double Happiness LLC is an experience design consultancy based in Brooklyn, NY. We help people, organizations, and brands: innovate, collaborate, and build meaningful relationships.
SALT artspace re-imagining spaces for art, work, meditation and worship. Located in what was once Tin Pan Alley and currently zoned for industrial manufacturing, SALT is a flexible gallery/performance and gathering venue. Partnering with The Gallery Church, SALT invites all people to collectively dialogue about preserving culture and adding flavor to our everyday lives. Our vision is to add value to this neighborhood in transition through inspiring art projects and by building great community.