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Creative Collision Lunch :: May 2015 :: Spoonflower

What might you create if you could easily produce fabric with any design? That’s the promise of Spoonflower, our Creative Collisions lunch on Wednesday, May 13th, from 12-1pm. http://designboxspoonflower.eventbrite.com/ Allie Tate from Spoonflower will be joining us from Durham to share the story behind the fabric and textile design firm, examples of creative work by Spoonflower “makers,” and what’s next from …


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FF November and 11/12 Lunch Featuring Paul Friedrich

The First Friday in November has become a tradition of featuring the artwork of Designbox member, Paul Friedrich. We are excited to be able to continue that tradition this year. From urban art on skateboards to a cartoonist’s version of a beach scene to art and books about the enjoyment of drinking, this years show is all Paul all the …


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FF September / October Lunch Series: AIGA Centennial Poster Show

AIGA Raleigh Chapter hosts a poster competition and features a poster design per decade to represent significant happenings in Raleigh over the last 100 years. Join us on Wednesday October 9 from 12-1pm as Basia Coulter and Lenny Terengi describe the project, poster selection process and their own poster inspirations.  


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September 17 2014: Celebrating Innovation in Raleigh, with Mary-Ann Baldwin

Our September 2014 speaker is Mary-Ann Baldwin, Raleigh City Councilor and co-founder of Innovate Raleigh. Mary-Ann will share how she helped make September Raleigh’s month of creativity and innovation. This includes Raleigh M.A.I.N. Event, an initiative that celebrates September as a month of Music, Art, Innovation, and Noise. Events range from Hopscotch to SPARKcon and more.


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August 2014: Be an Action Figure with the 3D Photobooth!


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For the month of August, we have a 3D “Photobooth” scanner in the front gallery space! Come by Designbox for First Friday or anytime through the month Monday–Friday 11a–4p to get scanned! Click here to learn more about the 3D Photobooth. AND on Wednesday August 13,  our brownbag lunchtime speaker is Adam Rogers from NC State University. Adam will tell the story of …

July 2014: Organic Transit Pop-Up Showroom

In July, Designbox has transformed the gallery into a Pop-Up Showroom for the ELF (Electric Light Fun) by Organic Transit! Come by Designbox on Tuesdays or Thursdays in July from 10a–1p to test drive and learn more about the ELF! Join us on July 9 12-1pm! Our July 2014 lunch series speaker is engineer, industrial designer, and sustainability entrepreneur Rob Cotter from …


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June 11 2014: Behind the Scenes, Secrets of the Circus, with speaker Sara Phoenix

Our Designbox speaker for June 2014 is Sara Phoenix from Cirque de Vol Studios! Sara will share some of thebehind-the-scenes secrets from the circus in Raleigh’s Warehouse District. Here’s a preview of what to expect: Teaching circus arts is just a guise. Our real motive is to further the evolution of the human race by empowering folks with the tools they need to break out of their current …

May 14 2014: Impermanence in Design Culture, with speakers Jedidiah Gant and Elisa Huber


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This month’s Designbox speakers are Jedidiah Gant and Elisa Huber from the College of Design at NC State, speaking on the topic of impermanence as it relates to design, art, culture, and our interaction with objects. They’ll share lessons from Volume 37 of The Student Publication, one of the oldest student-led design journals in the country. Designbox’s own Aly Khalifa is one of the latest volume’s contributors, joining …

April 9 2014: Why Americans Lost Their Faith in Local Food, with speaker Matthew Booker


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Our April 2014 speaker is environmental historian Matthew Booker. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at NC State and his research examines the intersection between human beings and the natural world in North America. “In my current project, I am researching the history of the oyster industry in the United States during the industrial and urban revolutions of the …

March 12, 2014: Sharing the open source movement, with speaker Jason Hibbets


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Our March 2014 speaker is open source advocate Jason Hibbets. Professionally, Jason runs OpenSource.com, a Red Hat community service: “Opensource.com is an online publication focused on how open source is applied to different areas including business, education, government, health, law and other disciplines of life. “Our goal is to further the open source way by sharing the open source movement. Our community of readers is made up …