Announcing the Shapiro Design Lab Residency!
The Shapiro Design Lab Residency is a new peer-learning community that focuses on fostering interdisciplinary and collaborative projects from all parts of the University, building practical skills for students for life after graduation, and helping to grow the Shapiro Design Lab’s learning communities.
This one-year Residency is open to both graduate students and undergraduate students. It is a hybrid position, requiring an even distribution of time toward an extracurricular project and the development of the Design Lab learning communities. Your project will be sponsored by the Shapiro Design Lab, and you will also have the opportunity to develop and steward elements and projects within the Lab. Residents will be expected to a work a minimum of 8 hours per week, up to a maximum of 12 hours per week.
Design Lab Residents should value and demonstrate the following characteristics and how they have embodied these within their research, artistic, and/or teaching practice(s):
- Interdisciplinary collaboration and peer learning
- Sharing work with others in formal and informal ways (blogs, Github, public scholarship, social media, etc)
- Desire for developing skills and learning beyond what they learn in the classroom, both technical and interpersonal.
- Ability to respond to changing needs within the Lab, given its exploratory and experimental character
- Responsibility and reliability in accomplishing job tasks
- Effective and prompt communication across multiple media
- Interest in collaborating with individuals from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints
About the Shapiro Design Lab
The Shapiro Design Lab is a hands-on collaborative learning environment located on the First Floor of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library. The Lab focuses on creative learning opportunities and experiences across research, artistic, and teaching projects, accomplishing this through a network of learning spaces in Shapiro and in collaboration with the Duderstadt Center Design Labs on North Campus. The spaces house a gallery, prototyping supplies, and specialized equipment including media production stations, 3D printers, letterpress, and a sewing machine. We also have expert staff to help users get started. Finally, we prioritize diversity, inclusiveness, and accessibility in our spaces, tools, the communities who use the Lab, and the people who work in the Lab.