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FAAR

driving the future of living, lifestyle and well-being, on earth and in space

FAAR’s mission is to inspire, advance and support the development of commercial, human-centric convergences, both terrestrial and space-scalable, by identifying shared interests and facilitating synchronization between industries. 

Our focus is on the well-being of humans, on earth and in space, to ensure that our most essential human qualities are preserved and strengthened.

We support organizations and partnerships whose aim is to improve the quality of life on earth and in space, as humans expand to space-based dwelling. Only by developing our future in space with all aspects of humanity in mind can we truly set ourselves up not only to go, but to thrive, in a new space-based environment. Only through collaboration can we find solutions that meaningfully advance the way we live, and our experience in the world, and wider universe.

We embrace the inherent contradictions of Fashion and Aerospace, because our focus is not on Fashion or on Aerospace as the industries exist today, but on the incredible possibilities of what could be if these industries begin to work together, creating a new paradigm

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Defining Principles

We are interested in long-term investment and long-term gain within the FAAR community, and the larger global economy. Longevity and impact will be considered with each commitment of resources.

Events will be an opportunity for the community to strengthen and expand through in-person meetings and round table sessions. Held in multiple cities around the world, FAAR events will be an ongoing happening and forum for innovation and advancement of new ideas.

Capitalizing on the inherent contradictions represented through Fashion and Aerospace will be our greatest asset, and our greatest challenge. It will be our privilege and responsibility to approach the over-arching discussions from diverse vantage points, and to constantly reframe them with the aid of our diverse network.

FAAR is founded on the belief that Industry is evolving towards ever-more complex systems, creating opportunity at every new intersection. 

Upcoming Events


Stay tuned for future events

Round Tables

Interdisciplinary conversations, held by invitation only, to advance a particular discussion or topic of interest.

Panel and Presentation Series: The intersection of fashion and aerospace

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


NEW YORK @ PARSONS

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October 19, 6:30-8:30pm
Parsons
66 5th Avenue

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.

 

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.

 Thank you to our host!

Thank you to our host!

The Panel:
Gabi Asfour of threeASFOUR
Francis Bitonti of Studio Bitonti
Ted Southern of Final Frontier Design
Barbara Trippeer of FIT and Design Researcher

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

 Thank you to our host!

Thank you to our host!

Panelists will be announced shortly.

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON...


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Membership

MEMBERSHIPS OPENING DECEMBER 2017

Align your organization with this important convergence, driving the dialogue, identifying needs and creating commercial opportunities for the future of fashion, lifestyle and well-being in space.  

Learn more about membership benefits here.

Interested in joining our team, participating in an event, or becoming a volunteer in your local city? Please get in touch via the link above