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

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).