February 16, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at WeWork Mass Ave
part of a series on Curiosity
About the speaker
Erin Robertson is an_artist and designer interlaced in Provo, Utah. Robertson was embroidered upon Boston, Massachusetts in 2005, and by (2011) she had stitched herself into the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she was bound to study Fashion and Fiber Art, and where her work was well-suited to the tastes of the CFDA Scholarship award committee. In 2016, Robertson made a seamless transition to the cast of Project Runway Season 15 - and didn’t fold under pressure in her pursuit of victory. She made it work - the fun way.
Pinned nowadays to her newly-drafted studio headquarters, Robertson yokes together a tight-knit community of interdisciplinary / multimedia artist friends in Boston. Needled by looming environmental and political issues, she threads sustainable works in collaboration and dialogue with the world-class hub of innovation, MIT. At the apex of art and technology, lies the greatest point of cultural leverage & necessary invention. Like the mythological seamstress Arachne, an Erin’s tapestry is simultaneously satirical & sublime - a serious joke.
Robertson’s work - intricate, amusing, with perversely sophisticated appeal, seeks to surprise and delight. Surfaces shimmer with intentionally exaggerated sculptural embellishments that weave an almost self-satirical skein of coded logic, tailored to the female gaze.
WeWork Mass Ave is Cambridge office space with some serious inspiration. Is there any address more influential than right between Harvard and MIT? In lieu of a corporate skyscraper, this coworking space has made its home in a classic three-story brick building, steps away from Central Square Station. It doesn’t matter if you’re in finance or tech, need a single desk or a whole floor, you’ll enjoy the convenience of this walkable neighborhood.
The Creative Group (TCG) specializes in connecting interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations talent with the best companies on a project, contract-to-hire and full-time basis.
High Brew Coffee was born from the adventure of a lifetime. Two boot-strapping entrepreneurs sold their company they spent 13 years building and sailed the high seas. Their need to stay alert through warm nights on rough waters brought them to cold-brewed coffee and they realized another great idea was in the works: an ice-cold, premium coffee that is convenient and portable.
We’re a fair trade, ready-to-drink, cold brew coffee for those who do. 100% All Natural ready-to-drink Cold-Brewed coffee born in Austin, Texas. Made from 100% Certified Fair Trade Arabica Beans. Better Not Bitter™.
The Danger Booth is the next step in the photo booth movement. Designed by professional photographers with fun, simplicity, and the environment in mind, The Danger Booth offers a solution to boring table shots, unreliable disposable cameras, and missed moments with friends. We’d love to get dangerous with you!
Curiosity is many things—a trait, a mindset, and a skill. To wonder about the things you don’t know and to actively fill those gaps with knowledge is to consciously enrich your life.
It’s also the secret sauce for creativity. Curiosity silences ego and encourages us to ask why. By constantly asking why we keep the channel open, allowing inspiration, perspectives, and ideas to mold our work and ourselves.
The more you practice being curious the more opportunities abound. Sometimes all it takes is tilting your head up and just marveling at this thing called life.
This month’s global exploration of Curiosity was chosen by our Malmö chapter and illustrated by Oelwein.