Back in December, we were so lucky to co-host a great DELVE event at MEx (Metropolitan Exchange) in Brooklyn with our friends, The Color Machine. You should read more about The Color Machine here. MEx is an amazing space with floors full of creativity, resourcefulness, wackiness, productivity and collaboration. It's really great to know that a co-working space like this still exists amidst all of the changes and big building going around downtown Brooklyn.
The night kicked off with a really inspiring talk by Bill Washabaugh, who is an artist, aerospace engineer, roboticist, and designer. He is the founder and creative director of Hypersonic, a Brooklyn based collaborative design firm focusing on the creation of kinetic art and interactive installations. You can read more about him here, or better yet, watch his talk below! Bill guided us on some of the amazing projects he and his team at Hypersonic have worked on over the years, problem solving, and the fascinating intersection at which his kinetic work exists with architecture and art.
Following Bill, the inspiring Vasia Markides presented on the ever-fascinating, growing, and changing Famagusta EcoCity Project, a growing movement in Cyprus to transform an occupied ghost city into Europe's model Ecocity and center for peace and reconciliation. Vasia is also a filmmaker, artist and video journalist. You can read more about Vasia here and please do listen her talk below where she takes us on the wild path of the Famagusta Project that stemmed from personal motivations and has evolved into a dynamic collaboration between countries, cities, architects, designers, and more.
The wonderful crowd that joined us that night then had some drinks, took a tour around the space with Bill and got to know each other. We hope can join us for a future DELVE event!