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October 10, 2019 6:15–8:45 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Maker Space
Special Topics

Future Fabrics

Taught by Andrea Lauer
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About the Workshop

Learn how to make bioplastics—plastics made from renewable sources—and begin reducing your carbon footprint.

Note: This DukeCreate workshop will be taught by visiting artist Andrea Lauer. Students in the seminar course “Innovating For Social Impact” are pre-registered, so seating is limited.

About the Instructor

Andrea Lauer is an artist, designer, educator, creative director, and inventor who resides in New York City and produces multi-media experiences with a focus on the human form. Ongoing collaborations include Meow Meow, Pilobolus dance, NYU Langone Medical Center, choreographer Elizabeth Streb and Amanda Palmer.

Lauer’s credits include Rolling Stone, American Vogue, Interview, Nylon, Paper, and Out Magazine. Her work has also appeared at the Grammy Awards and on Broadway, in the productions American Idiot and Bring It On. She is the co-founder of Brick X Brick, an art collective that does public art performance against misogyny—work that has been included in the New York Historical Archives. She is the founder and chief creative officer of Risen from the Thread, a design thinking and innovation agency focused on the human body and its relationship with technology and creator of the sustainable jumpsuit line RISEN DIVISION. She was chosen as one of Randi Zuckerberg’s #52Womenin52Weeks , is a 2017 MIT Media Lab director’s fellow, and is the current science resident at Pioneer Works.

About the Location

This workshop will meet in the Rubenstein Arts Center Maker Space.

About DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Registration for the following week’s DukeCreate workshops goes live on Friday mornings – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot!  Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).