israel lectures and OPENmotion projects

just back from eleven amazing days in Israel where we delivered two Green Design Lectures, one hosted by Nekuda Design Management and coordinated by our good friend Omer Kotzer for the Israeli Industries Leadership Summit of 300 top businesses which was held at the beautiful Musictecka in the City of Holon, just south of Tel Aviv. The other was for the Bezalel Academy Graduate Design School in Jerusalem set high atop Mt. Scopus and coordinated by Elad Perov.

We also spent four days working with over fifty K-12 kids from the Jerusalem Bilingual School and twelve design graduate students from the Bezalel Academy to create five OPENmotion play structures. OPENmotion is a project-based collaboration of SOLIDCORE and NewandYou to create motion oriented, green play environments for kids. For the Jerusalem project we directed the teams of students while they designed thier own solutions then built them from materials we reclaimed at the municipal recycling facility. The results were outstanding and the process brought together people of many ages and cultures.