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Sabine Saba

in Beirut

Making of the Music Bench

PRESENTED ON OCT 21, 2015
IN BEIRUT @ VOL 23

Sabine Saba and Sandy Lyen tell us about their collaboration on the Music Bench. Sabine focuses on the process of designing punctual interventions in the urban fabric of Beirut through the Urban Pins project, and Sandy tells us about her career in woodworking using discarded material.

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A Life in the Making

BY CARL BASS
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Carl Bass began building, making from a very young age with erector sets. This snowballed as he grew. He later moved on to making things out of wood. Now he's devoted to making tools that help people to develop creations of their own. In A Life in the Making from Tokyo Vol. 108, he explains all.


This was "Presentation of the Day" on February 18th, 2017.

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Instrument Making

BY JOHN JACKSON
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 14, 2015

John Jackson is a former genetesist, an octenagarian, instrument maker, and musician. He speaks about the many things he has built from his first piece of furniture to a boat, a plane, and finally to banjo guords and there many iterations.

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Urban Folding Bench - Concept to Prototype

BY MAHIEU LOLA
@ VOL 10 ON JUL 01, 2015

It is during a master project semester about design that Lola Mahieu, an architecture student, is working about the concept of unfolding the ground. After making a scenography that is coming out the ground, she participates to the call of projects « Lyon City Design 2015 » and she comes up with a folding urban bench. It was conceptualized to replace the retractable bollards and allow the modularity of urban spaces. She is one of the winners and she received a three thousand euro prize to build a prototype that would be exhibited in Lyon city less than a year later. In her speech she evokes the difficulty she finds partnering with manufacturer and urban developers ready to innovate. She also explains what she gained in this experience as an architect beginner. {In French}

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Punk Rock Fanzines and DIY Graphic Design

BY PAUL BURGESS
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Paul Burgess has produced graphic designs for The Sex Pistols and The Buzzcocks, and in this presentation he shares his passion for counter-culture through this high speed 'history of' and 'how to guide' to Punk Fanzines.

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How (& Why) to DIY Live Music Gigs

BY STEVE WEIR
@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

In Coventry Music DIY from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 26, Steve Weir coins the phrase "a Goldilocks City" to describe Coventry (not too big, not too small, just right) and goes on to describe how this makes it just about the perfect place to put on DIY music gigs. He also throws in a few top tips on how to choose venues (clue: make sure there's booze, toilets and friendly management)

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A Journey in Hats

BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!

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Sounding Dodys

BY JENS PETERSON-BERGER & OLOV YLINENPÄÄ
@ VOL 140 ON OCT 26, 2016

Ajna is an interactive music machine made by the art & music duo ‘i skogen ibland’ (Jens Peterson-Berger and Olov Ylinenpää).Olov and Jens will present Ajna as well as more recent projects where they, in one way or another, are giving physical bodys to digital music, often in the shapes of sound sculptures, sometimes interacting with living mucisians.

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Starting a DIY Festival Movement

BY MANDA KAYE
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 20, 2017

Manda Kaye shares how she started her own DIY Death Festival in Blackheath, Blue Mountains.

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About Making Things

BY ROBERTA SANDRI
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 29, 2018

The process of making as a way to battle restlessness - Roberta Sandri shares a few of her creative habits.