Past Brooklyn Event: VOL 4


Create and Collaborate

@ 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.


Redesign a School

@ 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.


Learning to Love Your Obsessions

@ 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. 


Challengers and Icons

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Hamish Campbell introduces his independent design business, Pearlfisher. In this presentation, Hamish presents about design history's pioneers, heroes, innovators, explorers, challengers, and icons, focusing on the challengers and iconic principles of the design field.


Honey Money - Sustainable Beekeeping in Africa

@ 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.


Indulgent With Curiosity, Drunk With Creativity

@ 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!


Standing at the Crossroads of Biology, Computation, and Design

@ 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.

 This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 29th, 2017.


Fetishizing Fashion Brands

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

"Where do you work?" After making the switch to men's fetishwear brand Nastypig, fashion designer Kevin Jaedon wants people to know that he is NOT a nasty pig! 

Kevin discusses how all brands give off distinct connotations. Whether designed to be high fashion, conservative and work-oriented, or to wear at the International Mister Leather convention, you never know who might actually be the brains behind what you are wearing! 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, August 11th, 2015. 


Shaping Space and Realities

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

"What I find funny is the idea that doomsday preppers think they can inoculate themselves from effects of an apocalypse by collecting things we have manufactured in the last 100 years to protect themselves from the future, but in fact what we need more are tools and solutions to overcome the quandary that the demise of our species is at our own hands."

In Shaping Space and Realities from PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Vol. 4, self-proclaimed design evangelist, educator, and promoter of play Lauren Slowik explores the infinite possibilities of shaping space and realities with advancing 3-d printing technology to create new physical connections. Join her as she goes deep into the rabbit hole of how our future can be reimagined with a shift in thinking. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, September 10th, 2015. 


From Churches to Hip Hop..Becoming Famous in Bushwick

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Jimmy Cee takes us on a journey of how he founded his own artist collective. 

Famous In Bushwick is a collective group of artists and individuals that live and work in the Bushwick community of Brooklyn. It was founded by local DJ; Jimmy Cee (The Gent) two years ago in partnership with Silky's Skateshop & Gr33n Cl3an and Gold Street Collective. The nucleus has grown to include Trip and Trap, and Napkinkilla. Famous in Bushwick specializes in production, events, and visual media. They are expert peer influencers in lifestyle.

David Benjamin
Founder, The Living in Brooklyn
Kristen Smith
Director, FabCafe NYC in New York
Evan Berke
in Brooklyn
Pascale Sablan
in New York
Lauren Slowik
Design Evangelist, Shapeways in New York
Mark Gardner
in New York
Maddy Maxey
Entreprenur, The Crated / Thiel Fellowship in New York
Hamish Campbell
in New York
Kevin Jaedon
in Brooklyn
Brigette Borders
in New York