[Noisebridge-discuss] April is Design Month at Ace Monster Toys!

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Sun Mar 23 02:19:59 UTC 2014

Dear Noisebridge, I hope this might be of value to you.

Starting April 5, Ace Monster Toys Hackerspace in Oakland is pleased to
host a month of design courses and workshops with Régis Lemberthe of
A&Ré Design.

Originally trained as an industrial designer, Régis graduated with his
Master's Degree in Humanitarian Design And Sustainable Living before
moving to Berlin and getting involved in the local maker community. He
now presents several different workshops there, in parallel with his
activities as part of A&Ré Design Studio.

  From his description of the Design Tour (http://2014.design-tour.org):

"One of the most appropriate and exciting answers to mass production and
consumption, the maker movement has in the last years gained
considerable recognition. Fab labs and hacker spaces are being created
in every major city, offering those familiar with low-scale productions
techniques access to adequate machinery, as well as training for
everyone else. Skill sharing in fab labs is based on the know-how and
experience of artists, designers, makers, programmers and hackers
committed to making production accessible to all. Yet, while some
techniques are widely spread, others sadly remain more confidential.
After a few years spent facilitating events at Betahaus Berlin, French
designer Régis Lemberthe goes on tour - a series of craft workshops and
social+collaborative design courses hosted in maker spaces of various
different cities - lasting for a month, wherever interest and facilities
are. It has started in 2013 in Betahaus Berlin and will continue in
early 2014 in the US, Canada and London before proceeding towards
south-east Asia. "

List of Events:

- Upcycling Lecture (free) 
- Social & Humanitarian Design Lecture (free) 
- Design 101: A 4 part class series on beginning design thinking: 
- Product & System Design for Social Good: An 8 part class series on
humanitarian design: 
- Concrete Objects Cast In Reclaimed Materials: A 2 part workshop on
creating designed  objects from concrete 
(http://www.meetup.com/Ace-Monster-Toys/events/172728842/ or 
- Low Cost Silicone Mold Workshop: A one part workshop on making cheap
silicone molds from hardware store materials 
(http://www.meetup.com/Ace-Monster-Toys/events/172729242/ or 
- Reclaimed Paper Pulp Lampshade Workshop: A one part workshop on using
paper pulp paste as a design material 
(http://www.meetup.com/Ace-Monster-Toys/events/172729742/ or 
- Pimp Your Hood with Collaborative Design: A fast-paced collaborative
design session, includes a buffet dinner 
(http://www.meetup.com/Ace-Monster-Toys/events/172731372/ or 

Visit the MeetUp calendar
(http://www.meetup.com/Ace-Monster-Toys/#calendar) for full event
details and to sign up.  All meetups are open to members of the public.
Hope to see you there!

For questions please contact Ace Monster Toys at info at acemonstertoys.org 
<mailto:info at acemonstertoys.org>

or visit our website at 

Best Regards,
Rachel McConnell
President, Ace Monster Toys

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/attachments/20140322/e1ae6c2a/attachment.html>

More information about the Noisebridge-discuss mailing list