Workshop

Making Maggies

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Thanks to everyone who came down on Saturday and joined us in our effort to Make Maggies - our original* log stools made from magazine overstock - for The UpcycleArt Village on 27th April. We had a lot of fun teaching it and hope you enjoyed the hands-on process as much as we did. It was a great opportunity for us to make new friends with youths living or volunteering in MacPherson, product designers, environment advocates, and many more.

We will be exhibiting the Maggies that were made at this workshop at the Village, so be sure to join us then! 

For those of you who were not able to make this session, don't fret! We have put together a PDF tutorial that you can download here

*Maggie is co-designed by P!D in partnership with Genine Loo, Christopher Chan and Yvonne Gao. Many thanks!

Behind the Scenes: Making Maggie

A shout-out to Chris, who is part of the Dream Team behind last year's youth-organized countdown party at MacPherson; Yvonne, our partner at MacPherson CC and a constant source of support to us in many ways; Helen, also from the CC who dropped by and helped out; and Genine, a new friend and eco-warrior whom we are very happy to have got to know, and who does super interesting work in both the arts and upcycling scene (check out her website and blog!). 

The group of us spent half of last Saturday building and testing out prototypes, upcycling publishers' overstocks into stools. The whole process took more time than we had expected as we experimented with different ideas of making the stools and had to figure out the best way of creating strong, durable joints, but we were all really happy with the end result : ) 

We'll be conducting a workshop on 13 Apr 2013 (Sat), from 10am to 12 noon at MacPherson CC, where we'll teach participants how to replicate these log stools that we've affectionately named Maggie. Look out for our online sign up form, or simply drop us an email at lets@participateindesign.org by this Friday, 12 Apr.