Past Event

Building Cultures: Making in Nairobi, Lagos, Accra, and Johannesburg

September 6, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Avery Hall, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 Auditorium - 114
Nifemi Marcus-Bello, Naeem Biviji, Thabisa Mjo, and DK Osseo-Asare, in conversation with Mpho Matsipa. Introduction by Josh Jordan. Building Cultures: Making will explore the work of four makers working in different media who are focused on the process of production as much as the product. What is the potential impact of maker culture on manufacturing, technology, and construction ecologies in each of these contexts? Can retrofitting or reinventing existing/defunct/overlooked infrastructures and technologies scale and be replicated? How can designers co-create with laborers and users while moving towards sustainable production?

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