Mare Liberum is going to be hosting a three-day workshop later this month at the Gowanus Studio Space. Attendees will learn how to trace our templates (and take some home) create all the necessary pieces for building a boat and assemble a complete liberum dory. We’ll also be sealing up an existing dory and adding finishing touches (paint, seats, floors, etc…) to one of the existing fleet. As part of the workshop we’ll be taking people on a couple of different rowing excursions around the city. Sign up here!
Mare Liberum has been invited to participate in the Cuny Institute for Sustainable Cities “SUSTAINABLE LIVING FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES” Pershing Hall exhibition on Governor’s Island this summer. We’ll be presenting a talk and boat-finishing workshop on July 18th on the island, which is also the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s City of Water 2009. The harbor will be full of boats that day, and we’re stoked to be out there with them.
Need help getting there? (GovIsland.Com)
As part of the Issue Project Room first annual Sound-Walk-A-Thon, ML took a group out on the Gowanus canal, and also got to test out our crudrophone – a submerged color-sensor chip which runs color (RGB) data values through an arduino synthesizer device (thanks auduino/tinker.it!) to create a spontaneous soundtrack for the Gowanus canal. The soundtrack was enhanced by a generous and gregarious group of passengers. Thanks also to Lissi Erwin, who took photographs: