CREATE our new world together. 

Fashion and Aerospace for Advanced Realities

FAAR is a community dedicated to inspire, advance, and support interdisciplinary collaboration to best design interplanetary lifestyle and well-being.

 
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Curated Insights Every Week

We follow the news across industries and give our members access to the most important ideas and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and dot-connecting. Our readership includes top industry leaders from fashion, technology, science, design and business, and from private sector, government and academia.

 

Imagine & REALIZE

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Open Call

We provide opportunity for the creatives, designers, and space advocates to conceive of new realities, and a platform to share that work. These conceptual artworks encourage discussion around the vast possibilities of our future on Earth and in space.

 
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Challenge

Our interdisciplinary challenges are an opportunity for designers, engineers, problem solvers and tinkerers of all backgrounds to work together, proactively improving our existing systems and designing for a better future. Our team sources challenges from our committee chairs, that reflect real challenges they are facing today. Members are also invited to submit challenges for the community.

 
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Spotlight 

We believe that all generations have a stake in creating the new world. Each month we select and share the works of emerging creatives on the topics relevant to the shared future.  

Meet our inaugural Spotlight member: Nelly Taheri

Upcoming Events

Panel and Presentation Series

An introductory presentation will look at the shared history of fashion and aerospace, their mutual long-term interests, and the incredible possibilities of what could be if they proactively work together.  A panel discussion will follow, on the practice of envisioning new realities, finding opportunities through differences, and interdisciplinary collaboration

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NEW YORK @ PARSONS

October 19, 6:30-8:30pm
Parsons
66 West 12th Street A407

Jeongki Lim, Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design Strategy, will interview FAAR founder, Lee Anderson in a discussion about the juxtaposition of Fashion and Aerospace, demonstrating their shared interests, from the past and the future.

Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and engage further in the industry.

This event is exclusive to Parsons students.


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NEW YORK @ GALVANIZE SOHO

October 23, 6:30-8:30pm
Galvanize
315 Hudson Street

Fashion and Aerospace have been partners since the first Space Age. Their historical achievements have paved the way for a robust textile industry that serves both our Space endeavors and our life on earth. An introductory presentation by FAAR founder, Lee Anderson, will give an overview of that shared history, and some of the most exciting new and upcoming developments.

The panel, following the presentation, will demonstrate these overlaps through a deep dive into the interdisciplinary interactions behind their work, discussing technology in textiles and manufacturing, and the process of creating and problem solving with new tools and knowledge now accessible.

The Panel:
Francis Bitonti of Studio Bitonti
Sabine Seymour of SUPA
Ted Southern of Final Frontier Design
Barbara Trippeer of FIT and Design Researcher


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BOSTON @ PIVOTAL

November 2, 6-8pm
Pivotal
255 Main Street, Cambridge

6th Floor

Fashion and Aerospace have been partners since the first Space Age. Their historical achievements have paved the way for a robust textile industry that serves both our Space endeavors and our life on earth. An introductory presentation by FAAR founder, Lee Anderson, will give an overview of that shared history, and some of the most exciting new and upcoming developments.

The panel, following the presentation, will demonstrate these overlaps through a deep dive into the interdisciplinary interactions behind their work, and discussion of some of the following questions:

– Demonstrate what it means to design for humans in all their complexity. 
– Look at ways that tradition and innovation co-exist in the development of new products, systems and technologies
– Discuss new technologies or methods that are changing the way work gets done
– Provide examples of interdisciplinary input that goes into products and services, and examples from the panelists own work
– Moonshot discussion about what the panelists field might look like when practiced in space, or how it might be involved in the New Space Age/Space Renaissance

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Michael Lye of Rhode Island School of Design
Lee Anderson of FAAR and Starkweather

Join our community

We are opening our membership to industry professionals and emerging creatives. We look forward to hearing from you.