Through our IDSA STL chapter, we were contributing organizers of our annual event called FUSION, which is a component to the annual AIGA St. Louis DesignWeek event series. This year, FUSION was held from September 20th – 28th. Our FUSION team included not only our IDSA squad, but members from Niche Furnishings + Design, Openly Disruptive and the HOK model shop.
The Future of Footwear Awards is worldwide Footwear Design competition in partnership with FN Platform (the largest footwear tradeshow in North American), Footwear News (largest industry publication) and Zappos.com (the largest online footwear retailer).
According to the Centers for Disease Control in the United States, 1 in 88 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Many of these children are challenged in their learning opportunities due to the current lack of engaging educational tools and interactive environments. As educators prepare to integrate these children into our society, they recognize that differential learning experiences are key to this group's life successes.
Electronics are at the heart of an economic system that has brought many out of poverty and enhanced quality of life. In Western society in particular, our livelihoods, health, safety, and well being are positively impacted by electronics. However, there is growing evidence that our disposal of electronics is causing irreparable damage to the planet and to human health, as well as fueling social conflict and violence.
In 2012 the Two Ten Footwear Foundation (www.twoten.org) gave out over $700,000 in scholarships and this year they have partnered with PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy and the FN Platform, the largest footwear tradeshow in North America to create the Two Ten SHOECASE – a hands-on, intensive, four-week footwear design Master Class in Portland, Oregon, culminating with a final “Shoecase” featuring 210 aspiring footwear designers at FN Platform, in Las Vegas February 19th-22nd.
We’re changing how a design competition is run by opening it up to everyone. If you’ve created something for a course, a client, or just for fun, show us what you did and how you did it. Whether your goal is to inspire others, show off or win stuff, Instructables is the platform for people to share what they make.
Current college/university students and recent graduates have an opportunity to create useful and appealing products from e-waste—used computers, printers, cell phones and similar materials that would normally end up in landfills. And their efforts could win them prizes!