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October 30, 2017

Material Matters at the Prince George Mini Maker Faire

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Material Matters at the PG Mini Maker Faire, Sept 2017

In September 2017, Emily Carr University of Art + Design sent Material Matters researchers Logan Mohr and Aaron Oussoren to Prince George, BC for the PG Mini-Maker Faire.

A Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

As a community-focused event, the PG Mini Maker Faire celebrates the skills and ideas present in this Northern community, encourages dialogue and cooperation between a diversity of Makers, and inspires lifelong learning through the principles of make, create, craft, build, and play. Participants included tech enthusiasts, artists, crafters, homesteaders, scientists, garage tinkerers, performers, Do-it-yourselfers, designers, innovators & inventors-in-the-making – from all ages, backgrounds and skill levels and in any and as many forms as there may be.

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Logan Mohr graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, BC in the Spring of 2016 with a Bachelor of Industrial Design and is the Project Coordinator in Material Matters.

Aaron Oussoren graduated from Sheridan’s Craft + Design program: Glass (2008), was an artist in residence in the craft + design studios at Harbourfront Centre (2008-2012) and completed a Master of Design degree at Emily Carr University(2016). He has worked on a wide range of glass design projects, from public artwork to tableware, and currently has a research practice that integrates 3D printing and a variety of digital manufacturing methods with traditional craft materials. Presently, he a sessional instructor at Emily Carr in Industrial Design, and an affiliated researcher with the Material Matters group.

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