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makeNIGHT at CDI
09/06/2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Ride over for bikeNIGHT, the first of a new monthly series of makeNIGHTS at the Center for Design Innovation.
Starting with this event on September 6th, we’ll offer varied, immersive, hands-on learning engagements around a particular theme. Each evening will offer different opportunities to participate, clean (tech) and dirty (tools), easy and difficult, rapid and immersive.
The first night puts attention on a long-time research area for CDI—bicycles. We’ll start off with a short community ride at 5 pm led by the Winston Salem Community Bike Ride. At 6 pm, sessions will begin with many topics to choose from, including:
• Repair clinic with Beers & Gears
• Cooking & nutrition for exercise & adventure with local chef and city nutritionist
• Solar bike demo with Organic Transit engineer and designer
• Designing a bike friendly workplace with CDI Design Researcher
• Bike fit for optimum performance clinic with Mock Orange & WSSU physiologist
• Winston-Salem bike master plan with the city Bike Coordinator
• Design session for sculptural bike rack with UNCSA faculty
• Tools to map your route with GIS specialist from the city
Sessions scheduled for 25 minutes meaning you can come for just one or engage in up to four plus the ride.
Why? The Maker approach develops experimentation, engagement and agency over learning, teaches the process of design through play and exploration and creates a climate of invention and iteration. Excited to offer members of the community the opportunity to explore our new labs, growing in capacities, CDI has opened them all to offer experiences in active learning to cultivate creative, flexible habits of mind in learners of all ages.
Why Bikes? Bikes introduce immersive and valuable research (physics, mechanics, alternative energy, navigation, sustainability, physiology and more) through recreation and play, giving kids of all ages access to invention, innovation and independence.
Why CDI? Bikes offer a myriad of channels for improving individual, community, and economic health and wellbeing. As we grow our research programs in Sustainable Design, Education Innovation and Art & Science, we see opportunities for all three represented by the experiences offered by working and playing with bikes.
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