Human Rights Maker Lab @ DMY 2012
|May 15, 2012||Posted by Jay under Human Rights MakerLab, Uncategorized||
We have 350 sq. metres to explore design for Human Rights at the centre of an international design festival (DMY – June 6-10 – http://dmy-berlin.com/) through an autonomous festival of making – what would you like to do? Email us to get involved or come to the first planning event – see below.
In 2011 a symbol was crowd sourced, an emblem to be adopted and appropriated in the name of a worthy cause.
This icon now is free for all to use, modify and appropriate. It now belongs to the world.
Will it fly or fall into obscurity?
We hope it can fly.
Regardless, we hope it will provoke you for long enough to consider what it means, and the importance of the topic.
The Human Rights MakerLab is a space for you to explore what Human Rights means through production, design and reflection. It is a space where you are free to share your ideas and methods. A dialogue through actions.
We encourage you to bring your own questions surrounding Human Rights, and create actions, workshops and conversations that explore these questions and encourage others to do likewise.
So if you would like to spend 4 days (or however long you wish to participate) at the heart of an international design event making, designing and exploring what Human Rights means through design, action and mediation. Then we invite you to join us.
To kick start this process of collaboration we will have an event on Friday 18th May at 19.00 in Open Design City where we will share past experiences and learning from the Makerlabs – http://www.makerlab.info (we invite contributions from past participants – get in touch if you want to say something).
If the weather’s nice we’ll put the BBQ on – so bring something to go on it.
If the weather’s not so nice, bring something to share if you feel like it.
We will then give you the chance to meet each other, and imagine what you might want to do, and what your motivations would be for participation – and how we might maximise everybody’s benefit from the action.
For those of you who can’t make the planning action, please feel free to get in touch stating what you would like to do and what you need.