Friday, November 23, 2007

The first 25 participants who arrive at the event will receive gift bags with products students have developed over the semester pertaining to a specific social issue. One of the issues explored in the class was the disease of addiction and the public's current perception of the disease. In order to attempt to find out people's thoughts on the disease, and to give information about the disease, two products were created. The first is a set of printed napkins which state myths about the disease. The napkins were distributed throughout a bar to test people's reactions to the information. The second is a sticker which lists the blogspot ( where more information about addiction can be reached. Both these items will be included in the Give it Up. Make it Up. Swap it Up. gift bag.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Give it Up. Make it Up. Swap it Up. Event

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Center for the Arts Atrium

10 am - 4 pm

GIVE it up. MAKE it up, SWAP it up is a public event hosted by the participants of the 3D Design + Social Issues course premiering in the fall semester 2007 at Towson University. GIVE it up. MAKE it up. SWAP it up. will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2007 from 10am-4pm in the second floor atrium in the Center for the Fine Arts at Towson University. This event will showcase individual and group projects and the various social issues and coursework students explored and researched throughout the semester. This is a hands-on, interactive event for the community. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in various do-it-yourself activities such as low tech screen printing your own shirt and creating new clothing items with on site sewing while learning about upcycling, the disease of addiction, racism, road rage, community building, body image, genetically modified foods, recycling, fair trade and more. In addition we will be showing the Big Ideas for a Small Planet series produced by the Sundance Channel. People are welcome to bring unwanted clothing in good condition, especially shirts, for use in the GIVE it up. MAKE it up. SWAP it up. event. All unused clothing donations will be given to organizations such as Goodwill, Salvation Army, and local women's shelters. Children are welcome. Limited edition collections of seven social design products will be given to the first 25 attendees. Come and enjoy the fun!