Five College Consortium

Creative Reuse: Tinkering

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Interdisciplinary Arts

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Hampshire College
Recycling, remanufacturing, refurbishing, repurposing and up-cycling are all ways to add value, reduce waste and lower the environmental impact of used objects. Through the notion of tinkering, we will explore how discarded objects can be creatively reused for utilitarian and artistic purposes. Through this process participants in the course will enhance their technological creativity and designing capacity. Using projects and experiential means (e.g. tinkering) students in this course will gain a deeper understanding of their creative process, improve their understanding of mechanical objects, explore the relationship between discarded and reused, acquire basic fabrication and design skills and do some intuitive engineering.

Arts, Design, and Media Quantitative Skills Independent Work Lab fee is $60.00

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Creative Reuse: Tinkering
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Colin Twitchell

02:30PM-03:50PM W,F;02:30PM-03:50PM W,F

Lemelson Center for Design SHOP;Lemelson Center for Design 113