Breaking Stereotypes

TITLE

OBJECTIVE /

Workshop Girls

CLASS

Raise awareness to the gender gap and age gap problem in the Maker Movement and try to solve it by introducing teenage girls to Making and to possible unknown career paths.

MFA Design Thesis

DATE

Spring 2017 – Spring 2018

KEYWORDS

Engage, empower, change

DELIVERABLES

Poster Series
Video
Maker Truck
Project Worksheet
Apparel
Tool-belt
Project Guide Book of Projects

Website

APPROACH /

A non-profit named Workshop Girls with the goal of exposing female teens to the Maker Movement and the possibilities and benefits of Making. Thus providing them self-assurance, better livelihoods and economic progress.

 

Although there are many skilled female artists
and professionals in the areas of engineering,
mechanics, welding and more, there is still an overall shortage that derives from cultural bias, prejudice, safety misconceptions, lack of money
and mentorship. Not to mention as well lack of
information and also access to tools and materials. To try and solve this issue, the concept of
Workshop Girls was created.