Past Events

@ NEWSPACE CHICAGO

September 14
6-9pm

Hosted by mHUB 965 W Chicago, Ave.

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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 needs on Earth and our Space endeavors.

In addition, Space can be a hostile environment both physically and psychologically and fashion has a role to play in both. It brings forth the material science to protect humans from harmful radiation as well as flexibility to enable mobility to reduce fatigue due to extreme exertion. Also, the human connection to fashion can be used to maintain and reinforce positive psyche and sense of self in isolated and solitary environments.

This presentation will give an overview of fashion and space's shared history, and some of the most exciting new and upcoming developments. Our keynote presenter is Lee Anderson, a member of NewSpace Chicago and founder of Starkweather - a one stop shop for outerwear research, concepting, and design with a focus on urban environments. Lee also runs FAAR - an organization for the advancement of space-scalable, commercial businesses that will drive the future of living, lifestyle and wellbeing in space.

This is part of a continuing series of space entrepreneurship discussion and networking forums presented by NewSpace Chicago and hosted at mHUB Chicago. This event is free and open to the public.


Workshop
In this Biomimicry workshop at the experiential marketing event The Outpost, immersed in the Redwoods and the landscape photography of Reuben Wu, teams created designs inspired by nature, suitable for both earth and space environments.
Astronaut Yvonne Cagle inspired us during a warm-up roundtable conversation, and guidance during the workshop

THE OUTPOST

This design sprint workshop challenged participants to consider uses on earth and in space environments. With an emphasis on the synergy between sustainability and technology, we used biomimicry as a foundation for the workshop, using references from nature to inspire the functions and characteristics of the designs.
Images below taken by Matt Lief Anderson

September 8-10

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Fashion + Aerospace Round Table

PARSONS, NYC

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Envisioning New Realities: The intersection of fashion and aerospace

LOST ARTS, CHICAGO

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

PANELISTS:

SEAN LALLY, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ARCHITECTURE, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, CHICAGO AND HOST OF NIGHT WHITE SKIES

ANKE LOH, FASHION DESIGNER, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND DEPARTMENT CHAIR OF FASHION, SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

OVETTA SAMPSON, SENIOR RESEARCH LEAD, IDEO

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