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Kristen Smith

Director, FabCafe NYC in New York United States

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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FabCafe

BY KRISTEN SMITH
@ VOL 121 ON JAN 28, 2015

Kristen Smith talks about her dream of opening FabCafe all across the world. FabCafe are coffee shops that inspire designers or locals to meet up and work on their designs.

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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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PAST VOL 4

Brooklyn @ Kinfolk 94
May 18, 2015

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PAST VOL 121

Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
Jan 28, 2015