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  • In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, ON DISPLAY Global was performed at the McCormick Gallery at the Boston Architectural College on Sunday, December 3, 2018. ON DISPLAY by Heidi Latsky Dance is a deconstructed art exhibit/fashion show that raises questions about the body as spectacle and society’s obsession with body image. It transforms a cast of diverse and extreme bodies, some with disabilities, into a ‘sculpture court’ where the performers become living art. ON DISPLAY began as a simple human sculpture court and is now a movement, a growing portfolio of works that explores and demonstrates inclusion through art. The Boston performance of ON DISPLAY Global is a collaboration between KAIROS Dance, Transformative Culture Project and NuVu Studio. 

    NuVu Students worked with local and New York-based dancers to design and fabricate wearable sculptures for the performance.

  • Our Spring 2018 PreVu program has launched!

    This Spring, we are beginning the fifth season of PreVu, our kids program for young innovators. In each Session, kids (ages 5-7) will be introduced to a real-world problem and use their creative problem solving, critical thinking and innovation skills to make and build solutions.

    Learn more and register online at: Spring 2018 PreVu.

  • NuVu Summer 2018, Future Worlds
     

    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!


    We have three summer programs launching today - open to students, ages 11-18.

    Summer 2018 Programs:
    Summer 2018 Future Worlds (Ages 11-13, Grades 6-8)
    NuVu at MIT Design Studios (Ages 14-18, Grades 9-12, Post-High School, Gap Year)
    NuVu at MIT Design Studios Residential Program (Ages 14-18, Grades 9-12, Gap Year)

    Summer 2018 Program Dates:
    Session I:    July 9-20, 2018
    Session II:   July 23-August 3, 2018
    Session III:  August 6-17, 2018

    In Summer 2018, we will time-travel into the future to explore life on earth and outer space. We’ll imagine the spaces we’ll be inhibiting and use our predictions to design, engineer and build inventions to help us live sustainably, healthily and productively. This Summer 2018, our theme is Future Worlds and we’ll be exploring all these topics and more while working together to design meaningful solutions for the future!

    Choose from 21 unique two-week studios, including Soft Robotics, Bio Design: Synthetic Biology, Fashion Forward, AI Neural Networks, Augmented Reality Games, E-Go-Karts, 3D Printed Food,Music Making Machines, and more!

    Register before December 31st and catch our Early-Bird Discount!

  • Read more at: http://news.theregistrysf.com/elected-officials-join-divcowest-in-ground-breaking-ceremony-on-45-acres-in-cambridge-ma/

    This Fall, San Francisco-based developer DivcoWest collaborated with NuVu on the design of a groundbreaking machine for the groundbreaking ceremony on October 19, 2017 for their new project in the NorthPoint area in East Cambridge, MA called "Cambridge Crossing (CX). As part of the "Groundbreaking Robots" studio lead by NuVu Coaches this past June, fourteen NuVu students worked on a concept and design for a groundbreaking robot. At the end of the studio, representatives from DivcoWest selected one winning design to be built full-scale and demoed at the groundbreaking ceremony.  The winning project was the "Groundbreaking Steampunk Bike."

    The  Groundbreaking Steampunk Bike team spent four weeks in September and October fabricating the bike. NuVu student Teresa Lourie, one of the creators of the Groundbreaking Steampunk Bike explains, "The Groundbreaking Steampunk Bike is a fully-mechanical, bike-powered steampunk digger, which is designed to be ridden at the groundbreaking ceremony in October 2017.  Cambridge and Somerville are known for their large population of avid bikers, as well as their emphasis on sustainability and environmental conservation. The bike was designed to represent those values, and show that the NorthPoint development would share those interests and mesh well with the other neighborhoods in those cities."

    DivcoWest invited 300 people to share in the official launch of Cambridge Common at the October 19 groundbreaking ceremony. Attendees included Cambridge Mayor E. Denise Simmons, Cambridge City Manager Lou DePasquale, and elected officials from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as DivcoWest's founder & CEO Stuart Shiff.

  • This Fall, San Francisco-based developer DivcoWest collaborated with NuVu on the design of a groundbreaking machine for the groundbreaking ceremony on October 19, 2017 for their new project in the NorthPoint area in East Cambridge, MA called "Cambridge Crossing (CX). As part of the "Groundbreaking Robots" studio lead by NuVu Coaches this past June, fourteen NuVu students worked on a concept and design for a groundbreaking robot. At the end of the studio, representatives from DivcoWest selected one winning design to be built full-scale and demoed at the groundbreaking ceremony.  The winning project was the "Groundbreaking Steampunk Bike."

    The  Groundbreaking Steampunk Bike team spent four weeks in September and October fabricating the bike. NuVu student Teresa Lourie, one of the creators of the Groundbreaking Steampunk Bike explains, "The Groundbreaking Steampunk Bike is a fully-mechanical, bike-powered steampunk digger, which is designed to be ridden at the groundbreaking ceremony in October 2017.  Cambridge and Somerville are known for their large population of avid bikers, as well as their emphasis on sustainability and environmental conservation. The bike was designed to represent those values, and show that the NorthPoint development would share those interests and mesh well with the other neighborhoods in those cities."

    DivcoWest invited 300 people to share in the official launch of Cambridge Common at the October 19 groundbreaking ceremony. Attendees included Cambridge Mayor E. Denise Simmons, Cambridge City Manager Lou DePasquale, and elected officials from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as DivcoWest's founder & CEO Stuart Shiff.

  • NuVu received a notable mention in the Core77 Design Awards 2017 in the Design Education Initiative Award! Thank you to Core77 for acknowledging our team and students and for being honored with a great group of educational initiatives!

    Here's more on the Design Education Initiative category in this year's awards:

    "A business-education or nonprofit-education partnership initiative, or an initiative undertaken by an educational institution or institutions, which furthers the practice of design or promotes design education. Examples include, but are not limited to: workshops, class projects, institutional programs, print and/or digital campaigns, toolkits, strategy documents, etc. Please note that this is a Professional category only."

    Read more at: http://designawards.core77.com/Design-Education-Initiative/64179/NuVu-Studio

  • We wrapped up our Summer 2017 Human++ Program with a big sha-bang! From July to August, we had over 210 students who participated in our 2-week long studios.  With topics including Biofashion, Soft Robotics, Aerial Filmmaking, Disaster Relief Robots, and Hacking Drones, students were immersed in the design process and focused their energies on solving large-scale challenges.  They designed, engineered, and built  innovative products that will one day revolutionize the world and their local communities. It was an incredible six weeks. Our team of coaches (designers, engineers, artists, filmmakers, game designers) helped guide the students through NuVu's creative process and brought a level of energy and enthusiasm that made the summer even more exciting.

  • Check out our recent Summer program at partner school, Kelvinside Academy, in Glasgow, Scotland!
    http://www.kelvinsideacademy.org.uk/News/ID/674/NuVu

  • NuVu featured in the Glasgow West End for our week-long program.

    Read the piece here: http://glasgowwestend.today/2017/07/31/camps/

  • This coming weekend (Friday-Saturday), wearable art designed by NuVu students will be featured as part of ON DISPLAY by Heidi Latsky Dance during two shows at the Whitney Museum of Art+High Line and Lincoln Center! All of the events are open to the public and we would love to see you there.

    Schedule of events:

    Friday, July 28 7:00pm-8:30pm Whitney Museum of Art and Highline


    Saturday, July 29 6:00pm - ~7:00pm Lincoln Center

    Dancers will be wearing:

    Juxtapose 1:

    Jerronimo (Jerron), Chestplate (Peter), Unravelling Tutu (Leslie)

    Juxtapose 2: 

    Armor (Heidi), Coral Community (Michelle), Shield (Krishna), Spatial Expander (Jerron), Sunrise (Tiffany)

    Juxtapose 3:

    Carmen the Dying Bird, Helping Meredith Fly, In Tune with Chris, Spine (Jerron)
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