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Bethany Robertson is an amazing Brooklyn-based artist who gives her work away FOR FREE in a traveling suitcase to thousands of people whereever she goes. She tells the stories and impacts of her illustrations, Loveless Designs, through her many instagram followers. 

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Standing at the Crossroads of Biology, Computation, and Design

BY DAVID BENJAMIN
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

David Benjamin is Principal at The Living, a design firm that brings architecture and design to life — literally. David expounds upon some of the amazing projects his firm uses to combine natural, biological intelligence and artificial intelligence to find new solutions to old problems.

Whether it’s using living mussels and sensors to understand changes in water quality, or growing biodegradable bricks using the root-like structures of mushrooms and agricultural waste, and then building a structure using 10 thousand of these, the projects in action are a small window into our future.

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Indulgent With Curiosity, Drunk With Creativity

BY MADDY MAXEY
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Maddy Maxey's presentation is about curiosity and how to explore and nurtute it. Explore the growth of the mindset, be extremely wrong, update your beliefs, and make life your exciting studio!

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Honey Money - Sustainable Beekeeping in Africa

BY MARK GARDNER
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

"The real solution to the problem is when charity becomes unnecessary!" 

Mark Gardner tells the story about honey, african bees, social enterprise and social impact . The project pulled together people from several countries and delivered a community bee center complex to support cooperative farmers, locals and empower women.

This was "Prententaion of the Day" on July 22nd, 2015.

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Challengers and Icons

BY HAMISH CAMPBELL
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Hamish Campbell is  talking about his independent design business Pearlfisher, presenting the pioneers, heroes, innovators, explorers, challengers, icons and he is focusing on the challenger and iconic principles in design.

This is "Presentaion of the Day" on June 24, 2015. 

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Learning to Love Your Obsessions

BY BRIGETTE BORDERS
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Brigette Borders is an artist, designer, educator, and a producer at Google. She loves geometry. 

Her artistic and architecural studies allowed her to overcome some (but not all!) of her obsessive compulsive behaviors, through encaustic painting and pattern making. 

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Redesign a School

BY PASCALE SABLAN
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Architect Pascale Sablan is sharing her experience promoting diversity and including children in the design process of redesigning a school in Haiti after the earthquake. Following the international building code in the design she is also quantifying the sustainability of the product and encouraging the audience to share their passion and knowledge with children.

 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 15, 2015.

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Create and Collaborate

BY KRISTEN SMITH
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Fabcafe as a new place to collaborate and create set to start in the end of the summer in NYC is presented by Kristen Smith. Tech on site is helping customers with their designs and laser cutting and in the evening the Fabcafe turns into events space. The platfform is to take global connections and use them to thrive the local creative economy.

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Heavy Metal Crossing Borders

BY MARWAN AL-SAMARA'E
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Marwan Al-Samara'e, who grew up in war-torn Iraq, has survived death threats - all in the name of heavy metal! Featured in a documentary called Heavy Metal in Baghdad, his band Acrassicauda was forced to leave Iraq and became refugees. He now believes dreams can come true (even if that isn't very metal) and lives in New York - preaching the power of music to cross borders.  

 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 2, 2015.

 

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Honey Money - Sustainable Beekeeping in Africa

"The real solution to the problem is when charity becomes unnecessary!" 
In Honey Money - Sustainable Beekeeping in Africa from Brooklyn Vol. 4, Mark Gardner tells the story about honey, african bees, social enterprise and social impact . The project pulled together people from several countries and delivered a community bee center complex to support cooperative farmers, locals and empower women.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Emma Exley

    Emma is a Brooklyn-based artist, educator, and scuba diver.

  • Kristen Smith

    Kristen Smith is Director of FabCafe NYC with 4+ years of experience in the maker community. After graduating from University of Colorado, Kristen gained experience in public engagement at the Denver Art Museum and MoMA in New York. Following New York, Kristen moved to Milwaukee where she led a team of makers to develop and launch the Kohl’s Design It! Lab in partnership with Kohl’s Cares. Since 2010, this program has received $4M in grants and reached an audience of 480,000+ participants. She has been spending the past six weeks touring around Asia visiting FabCafe Tokyo, FabCafe Hong Kong, FabCafe Taipei, and FabCafe Bangkok. Following this trip, Kristen will return to NYC to launch FabCafe NYC.

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