Critical Making for Sustainability

When

Friday, October 13, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm

2017-10-13 13:00:00 2017-10-13 15:00:00 America/New_York Critical Making for Sustainability D. H. Hill Makerspace at the D. H. Hill LibraryD. H. Hill LibraryD. H. Hill Makerspace at the D. H. Hill Library2 Broughton Dr. Campus Box 7111 Raleigh, NC 27695-7111

Where

  • D. H. Hill Makerspace at the D. H. Hill Library
    D. H. Hill Library
    D. H. Hill Makerspace at the D. H. Hill Library
    2 Broughton Dr.
    Campus Box 7111
    Raleigh, NC 27695-7111

Workshop Description

“Critical Making” is a research method that posits that hands-on engagement with the material—objects, things, equipment, tools, etc.—can foster new ways of thinking and creating, beyond the traditional modes of teaching and learning. Through collaboration and iterative prototyping, working with emerging technologies and their analog counterparts opens up new modes of examining theoretical and philosophical questions, and engaging with practical social concerns such as poverty, global conflict, and environmental health, among others. This workshop will offer an introduction to the theory and practice of Critical Making, and facilitate a hands-on activity asking participants to prototype a technology contributing to sustainable practices on campus. As part of NCSU’s Campus Sustainability Week, we’ll have items from the campus recycling program available to incorporate into your prototypes!

 


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