Box Kite Workshop with Haptic Lab
JJoin kite maker Emily Fischer at the Haptic Lab Pop-Up on Saturday, September 21st to make your own elegant box kite out of basic hardware store materials. Box kites, known for their high lift, hold some of the top records for altitude in kite flying. Materials will be provided, all ages welcome. Space is limited, so sign up in advance!
All Proceeds to benefit the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. RWA is a non-profit dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding, respect and connection between the community and the Rockaway waterfront.
Haptic Lab is an interdisciplinary design studio founded by Brooklyn architect Emily Fischer in 2009. Specializing in tactile and sensory design, our custom handmade objects and spaces are designed to playfully explore the sense of touch and feel. Emily made her first quilted maps when her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma; these early projects were meant to be wayfinding tools for the visually impaired.
Haptic designs counter the rapid digitization of our lives by privileging the real, physical world our bodies occupy. Like a cane that safely guides someone down the sidewalk, our projects serve as tools for sensation. We make intricate quilts, kites, and objects that combine new technologies with traditional craft techniques -- infusing a sense of play and timelessness into everything we make.
The Haptic Lab team is comprised of a small group of craft artisans, designers and tinkerers. Drawing upon our diverse creative skill sets, we seek to change the world of producing goods to bring about transparency, simplicity, sustainability and consciousness.