MOB-CUArch Collaborative Workshop

" The philosophy of MOB is that of a self-perpetuating, ever-evolving creativity loop. By connecting people, who may otherwise not have the opportunity to know one another, we open an infinite chain of possibilities for collaboration. Your new friend has other new friends, who know other friends, who you should really know. Thus initiating both a strong micro-community and a wider reaching macro-community. MOB facilitates taking these new collaborations and manifesting them into something real by providing tools in the form of the newest maker technologies–like 3D printers and laser cutters– skill-sharing workshops, and open-sourced knowledge sharing. New discoveries result in new ideas and the drive towards utilizing community in order to innovate.

-Makers of Barcelona (MOB)

For two weeks during the summer of 2015, the Urban Practice Studio enlisted the aid of MOB to direct a summer design workshop. How often do you get to meet with a potential client and see what they’re all about while you’re a student? And, since MOB offers makerspaces and coworking spaces, their design problem for the students was to invent a new way to connect people to people. See below for the the students’ work that explored all kinds of digital media.