Mashable Feature

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"Student artists create striking wearable sculptures to show the beauty in disability"

Mashable featured our students' work from our Juxtapose 2 studio in collaboration with Heidi Latsky Dance.

"NuVu artists were paired with performers from Heidi Latsky Dance in New York City, tasked with creating wearable designs that shine a light on each dancer's strength and resilience.

These designs by NuVu teens are the newest part of an ongoing performance art piece titled On Display, which explores body image and appearance-based judgment. The sculptures debuted in early March as part of the ReelAbilities Film Festival in New York City."

Check out this article in Education Next on "School Disruption on the Small Scale" which features NuVu:

Huffington Post

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MIT: A "Maker" Education

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Cambridge ‘Innovation School’ Teaches Hands-On Creativity With A Twist Of Social Justice

The Mighty On Display

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The Mighty, an online platform that publises stories of people facing real challenges, including serious health conditions, published a video on our collaboration with Heidi Latsky Dance and On Display Global for the International Day of Persons with Disabilites.

Watch the video:

Core 77 Design Award

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We just received the aluminum cut Core77 Design Awards for the Social Impact category for the Skills Vest created by two of our students, Devin Lewtan and Noah Saldana! The Skills Vest allows kids with Cerebral Palsy to practice their fine motor skills associated with zippering and buttoning. Here's the brief on the winning project:

Kids with Cerebral Palsy have trouble with fine motor skills and need extra help with clothing that include zippers and buttons. We wanted kids to be able to wear the same clothing as their peers, and to help them with this, we created a vest that would allow kids with Cerebral Palsy to practice the skills associated with zippering and buttoning. Our farm-themed peg-board vest allows kids to customize their vest. The felt for the two-layered vest was laser cut as were the wooden toys, which were later painted. The backing for the toys was 3D printed. We worked directly with an organization in Monterrey, Mexico to receive feedback during our design process and then were able to travel to Monterrey to get feedback on the projects, which we integrated into the projects using the facilities at Monterrey, Tec.

Also, if you're curious, here's the story behind the design of the Core77 aluminum award:

Motorola Prototyping Services manufactured the final artifact: an aluminum mold that can be used to cast an unlimited number of award facsimiles for distribution to design team members, researchers, engineers, clients, and mom & dad! The fun part? The material used for casting could be anything from chocolate to silicone to jello.

Slice of MIT Features NuVu

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MIT's Alumni Association featured NuVu in their latest piece titled "NuVu Studio Breaks the 'Classroom' Model" in their Slice of MIT online magazine. Check out the article and film at

Boston Magazine Article on our Mural in Central Square

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A piece in the Cambridge Chronicle about our Belonging Mural created as part of our Art in Public Space studio lead by artist Shilo Suleman, honoring Cambridge's diversity: