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Smart City or Smart Citizen: Collaborative Prototyping with Urbacraft

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When: Sunday 17 May, 2015 05:00 p.m. - Monday 18 May, 2015 05:00 p.m.
Venue: 1971 - Design Space, The Flag Island Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Fees: 100 AED

2-day workshop with urbacraft The City Crafting System™

Open to design, urbanism, and architecture students and professionals. Capacity: 12

NOTE: BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOPS, AND MANY DIGITAL PHOTOS OF ANY INTERIOR ELEVATIONS OR EXTERIOR FACADES YOU LIKE. YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE PHOTOS OF YOUR OWN ROOM AND BUILDING.

QUESTIONS? WRITE TO build@urbacraft.com

Come design, build, and animate your own city with urbacraft, the new open source toy designed specifically to make urban spaces and structures. It’s a building set with the hackability of digital games and the physicality of traditional toys.

We’ll build a whole city together, from inside out – then we’ll make immersive stop motion videos telling stories of life in that city.

With urbacraft, you build structures with plastic bits, then add to them façades representing different architectures and styles, kits of street furniture and lights, trees and landscaping, toy cars and people and stories and anything you want to bring them to life. You can even make your own pieces!

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Husband and wife team Ayssar Arida and Sabine de Maussion are theco-founders of urbacraft City Crafting System a toy startup created in 2014 in Beirut. Twitter/instagram: @urbacraft

Ayssar is an urbatect, writer, and design entrepreneur. He runs URBATECTURE urban design thinkingfrom Beirut and London, consulting on culture, education, urbanism and design. His research focuses on the dialogue between popular culture, scientific paradigms, and city making, first introduced in his book Quantum City. Twitter: @ayssar

Sabine is a PhD candidate in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College in London and a lecturer in the Masters of Curating and Art Criticism at USJ Beirut. Previously director of the Arts Department at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Relations Officer at Le CENTQUATRE/Paris, and Education and Learning Programmes Officer at the Centre Pompidou/Paris.

- http://urbacraft.com - http://instagram.com/urbacraft

- http://twitter.com/urbacraft - http://facebook.com/urbacraft 

 

To register please contact Maraya Art Centre on +971 6 556 6555 or by email at rsvp@maraya.ae