[pilot course] Open Design & Manufacturing — launching Spring 2020 at Penn State SEDTAPP

Open Design and Manufacturing pilot course for Penn State SEDTAPP. Co-developed with pioneering trailblazers: Elizabeth Andrezejewski (PhD Architecture), Alena Schwartz (Engineering Science), Edward Amoah (Computer Engineering). EDSGN 397. Spring 2020.

Open innovation and peer production are technology paradigms changing how we develop, launch and scale new businesses, products and services in the 21st-century.  Open platform models for internet-enabled collaboration — pioneered in open-source software and online wiki communities ­— are now transforming how people coordinate across time and space to design and make physical and digital things.

EDSGN397 «Open Design & Manufacturing» is a project-based course that presents open innovation and open source frameworks in software, hardware and machine design, design for open manufacturing, commons-based peer production, and how to leverage makerspace platforms to build future-oriented entrepreneurship ecosystems.

Course website: https://sites.psu.edu/hydroponicspsu/

Local Craftsmanship and Microarchitecture as Alternative Production Models

Episode 74 of Columbia #GSAPPconversations podcast: DK Osseo-Asare and Naeem Biviji in Conversation with Mpho Matsipa [via Soundcloud]

In this podcast episode, we continue the conversation around making culture in Nairobi, Lagos, Accra/Tema, and Johannesburg. Faculty Mpho Matsipa speaks with designers DK Osseo-Asare and Naeem Biviji about their making processes, which explore local craftsmanship and low-cost & small-scale architecture as alternatives to rapid industrialization and big infrastructure in Africa today. DK Osseo-Asare is co-founder and principal of architecture and integrated design studio Low Design Office (LOWDO), based in Austin, Texas and Tema, Ghana. Naeem Biviji is the co-founder of Studio Propolis, a design workshop based in Nairobi, Kenya run with partner Bethan Rayner. They were both part of the GSAPP event Building Cultures: Making in Nairobi, Lagos, Accra/Tema, and Johannesburg held at the school on September 6, 2019.

— This podcast was produced and edited by Lucy Krebsbach, Sritoma Bhattacharjee, and Yulin Peng. Listen on iTunes