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  • Are you passionate about social activism, want to make change in the world or your community but not sure where to begin? Have you walked in the March for our Lives, left school for the Climate change walk out or volunteered to advocate for a local or national politician? In America today there are many movements that are highly effective in making waves in our society such as Black Lives Matter, whose causes were started by the idea and drive of one young person. Whether it was knitters creating a pink hat movement for women’s rights or Shepard Fairey’s Obama posters and logo, these small contributions to a cause had a butterfly effect in their outreach and impact. In this studio you can create devices, objects and interventions that use Art as a medium for Social change.

    Students will use the power of digital design (computer aided drafting, 3D modeling) rapid prototyping tools (laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC milling), and microprocessor electronics to create interactive devices, objects and installations.  For instance, Ghost Bikes, bicycles painted white and left at the scene where a cyclist lost their lives, calls attention to dangerous conditions for cyclists or the Teeter-totter wall, which allows children on both sides of the US/Mexico border to see saw together. No matter your passion, get ready to design impactful public pieces that can express your stance on a powerful issue of this generation!


    Focus Skills/Subjects/Technologies:


       Industrial Design

         Interaction Design

       Physics (Electricity, Magnetism)




       Robotics (Arduino, Sensors, Actuators)

       Digital Fabrication (Laser-cutting, 3d Printing)

       3d Modeling


    • Enrolling students must be any of the following:
      • High School Student
      • Post-High School Gap Year Student






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