The Green Industrial Design Jam
Calling all designers, makers, tinkerers, hobbyists, gardeners, scientists, sustainability experts, innovators, chefs, manufacturers, creatives, entrepreneurs, problem solvers, architects, engineers, planners, students/teachers, and anyone with an interest in exploring sustainable manufacturing in New York!
Mangrove FC and Urban Manufacturing Alliance are hosting the Green Industrial Design Jam bringing together individual makers and maker based small businesses that are producing food or beverage products or textile based goods to explore and define new opportunities.
Part one of the Design Jam – Oct. 7th, 3pm to 7pm – offers an optional close look at the practices of start-up and mid-scale manufacturers. The event will begin with a tour of Annie’s Ginger Elixir, a Brooklyn Navy Yard business, who will provide insight into their production space and capabilities. It will conclude at Mangrove FC in a session with start-up makers and manufacturers, who will share their stories around their operations and vision for scale. Part 1 on Friday is optional for Design Jam participants.
Part two – Oct. 8th, 10am to 4pm – will be at the Mangrove FC and starts with a panel discussion about the current and future state of sustainable manufacturing. Then multidisciplinary teams – consisting of makers, manufacturers, designers, sustainability experts, and entrepreneurs, both beginners and experts – will spend the day brainstorming opportunities to scale production while becoming more sustainable. Ideas and strategies will be presented at the Jam and packaged as recommendations for all makers to adopt.
The Design Jam is free and open to anyone. Capacity is limited so sign up now!
For any questions, contact: Andrew Dahlgren at Urban Manufacturing Alliance – [email protected]
Square is a sponsor of Urban Manufacturing Alliance’s Design Jams program.