Monday, February 3, 2014
completed exterior of the EKFM radio studio
EKFM Radio logo - painted by community members
EKFM: TURI ALALA (all together)
broadcast room foam job complete!
only the rug remains to be installed
broadcast desk with power coming through the desk
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
It has been a few months since the last update of progress on the studio. The exterior is basically all done - only a few minor finishes to complete still. The interior is well on its way, and radio broadcast could begin in as little as a few weeks!
Elijah and Sam working on the ferro-cement benches between the buttresses
first layer of ferro-cement complete
meanwhile, Gabby has been busy with the welding machine:
the doors and windows are installed! also,
a fresh coat of white paint on the vault!
glass louvered windows (front and back)
the front door - interior/exterior
inside, things are really moving
wiring and sockets are in place
Elijah fabricated and installed the interior wood door
view from broadcast room
Nancy, Bernardo, and Eriko beginning to install
sound-dampening foam inside the broadcast room
teamwork + attention to detail
meanwhile, the electrical line is taken from
the solar array on the EK Community Center
floor to ceiling foam
the studio is looking pretty nice on a sunny
day on Mfangano Island.
Monday, January 20, 2014
For two weeks in November the PennDesign Dean's Office sponsored an exhibition that aimed to highlight recent student work that has brought together the ideas of collaboration, construction, and social/communal impact.
Work was featured by:
ACTIVATE: collaborative constructions for social impact
The ACT of building is inherent to our discipline. So why not build?
This exhibition highlights projects in which PennDesign students have used construction as a means of not only fully executing a design idea, but also as a catalyst for social or cultural impact. Each project focuses on different scale of impact: from right here at Meyerson Hall all the way to the most remote places on earth. In each, model-making, prototyping, and full scale constructions actively bring together and empower the communities they are engaging with.
The organizers of this exhibition would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Dean’s Office, without whom this would not be possible.
Kelly Berger, Erik Leach, and Kordae Henry, EKFM Team
Gray Garmon, GLP/S+S
Alyssa Olson, Founder+Facilitator, CO+Lab
Special Thanks to:
Eric Wong, Exhibition Consultant
Lindsay Rule, Documentation
Exhibition consultant Eric Wong, giving some advice
setting up a demonstration of the our form-finding technique
Eriko-Baba under the string vault
Gray, putting up the full-scale GLP prototype
Global Latrine Project/Small+Small
amazing little model
Alyssa Olson and Adam Achrati (left), Josh Berliner and Gray Garmon (right)
Lindsay Rule (left), Erik Wong (right)
CO+Lab getting set up
EKFM Studio Project
(yes, we brought in the groin vault from outside)
String Vault Theatre