Compass Exploration November 2017

November 16, 2017

Gregg Museum: Visit the recently opened Gregg Museum of Art and Design on NC State's Campus. Inspiring creativity, innovation, and the expression of ideas, the Gregg Museum is home to more than 35,000 objects. Explore ceramics and glass, design, fine art, fine craft, furniture, outsider art, photography, textiles, garments and accessories, and more! When you return to campus, you'll head to Bratton to create and discuss design in your own life! Bratton upon return to campus

Habitat for Humanity Women Build (must be 16 years of age or older): Join other women to help build homes in Raleigh with families who need a safe, affordable place to call home. The Women Build program provides a female-friendly work site that empowers women to take leadership roles and learn new skills while building homes with hardworking families. Off campus

The Forge (Greensboro): Hit the road to visit The Forge, the largest community makerspace in the southeast. The Forge is a place to gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, tools, and knowledge. You'll have the opportunity to make a custom keychain after learning how to use a saw, sander, and laser! Off campus

BeAM@CAROLINA: Visit UNC's newest network of four, on-campus, makerspaces where community members can join together in the design and making of physical objects for education, research, entrepreneurship and recreation. After a tour of the Murray Hall makerspace, participate in designing and creating a cellphone holder. Off campus

Downtown Raleigh/Innovative Spaces: Gather on the 12th floor of the Capital Club building and overlook the Raleigh skyline in HQ Raleigh's Cannon Room. We'll learn about collaborative workspaces and formulate questions about what makes collaborative workspaces unique and inviting. Separating into four teams, we'll visit different collaborative workspaces that are all found in downtown Raleigh. When we reconvene in Poyner Room, we'll design a collaborative workspace for Saint Mary's campus. will be in Poyner Room 11 a.m. – noon

Are You ArtCurious?: Join this unique opportunity to hear from Ms. Jennifer Dasal, a contemporary arts curator by day and acclaimed podcaster by night. With nearly twenty years of art-historical studies and experience, Ms. Dasal explores art in a new way through her podcast, ArtCurious. ArtCurious explores the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in Art History. Ms. Dasal will tell her personal journey (including her all-girl high school experience!) and teach you how to make your own podcast focusing on a topic of your choice. Small Parlor

Your Clothing Has a Story: Meet with young, female, entrepreneurs from NC State who launched Reborn Clothing Company. Reborn Clothing Company focuses on reducing personal contribution to textile waste, upcycling clothing that would otherwise be thrown out. Bring your own old t-shirt to this event and learn how to make it into something new and useful. After our time with Reborn Clothing, travel over to NC State's Centennial Campus for an entrepreneurial challenge at The Garage, NC State's 24/7 physical space for entrepreneurs to develop, create and invent. Lower Smedes 8-9 a.m.

Art in the Park: Explore the grounds at the NC Museum of Art, with a focus on the iconic whirligig by artist and North Carolina native, Vollis Simpson. Made from various recycled metal parts including fan blades, bicycle rims, and industrial truck parts, this whirligig stands tall and is powered by wind. How can we use the Engineering and Design process to create our own kinetic sculpture for Saint Mary's campus? Will be in East Park upon return from museum

Innovative Fashion: Head over to the NC Museum of Art to view the iconic Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Flair exhibit which explores the unparalleled charity fashion show event that redefined the concepts of beauty, style, and empowerment for African Americans. A spectacle of glamour and performance, the traveling fashion show grew out of the pages of Ebony magazine.

Far more than a display of fabulous clothes, the show offered black women a vision of what they could wear and, ultimately, who they could be. When you return to campus, design your own piece of clothing for your target audience. Will be in Pittman upon return from museum.

Spread Gratitude - Pitch Competition: In this season of thanksgiving, how might we design to spread more gratitude around our Saint Mary's campus? Gratitude strengthens our relationships, improves our health, motivates us to achieve our goals, and boosts our feelings of satisfaction with life. Adapted from a real-world IDEO challenge, participate in the design thinking process as you create a plan of action for our campus. You will present your 3 minute pitch during the afternoon assembly with a chance to win $200 to make your plan a reality! Kenan Library

Designing for Food!: This winter, a few blocks from our campus, Raleigh will open its first food hall. Gaining traction around the nation, food halls host a wide variety of food vendors - all under one roof! Learn about the Morgan Street Food Hall and hear from the owners of Oak City Fish and Chips who will be one of the vendors featured at the Morgan Street location. End your day designing and pitching your own business concept for the Morgan Street Food Hall.  Tyler Board Room

Designing a Compass Exploration Day: Have you always wanted to lead a Compass Exploration Day but are not sure where to start? Do you feel like your club has something to offer and teach our community but find you do not have the time? Participate in this intimate Compass Exploration to plan an activity for one of the Spring 2018 Compass Exploration Days.  You'll learn how to design for an engaging activity and can get a head start on making your vision a reality. Ragland, location TBD.