In conjunction with the growth of the new Creative Technologies Concentration/Certificate, the Art and Art Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University wanted to create a space at which future educators could obtain a cutting-edge skillset in digital technologies for creative purposes.
As the Thingspace Research Fellow & Studio Manager, I collaborated with faculty and TC staff to renovate an existing traditional sculpture studio into a sculpture and digital fabrication studio known as Thingspace. Thingspace houses many traditional sculpture tools (woodworking, casting & molding of soft materials, metalworking, craft materials) as well as digital fabrication (3d printers, laser cutter, CNC machines) and electronics.
I also created the original version of the Thingspace website, where many resources, branding, and practical information used to reside.
Additionally, I hosted multiple workshops with youth and adults, and created many learning and safety guides for creative tool use.
Shots of the renovated space
Images of students working and from workshops