Jennifer is a designer & maker with a vision to liberate beauty in resource-constrained environments.
Intrigued by the idea that craftsmanship applied on a nano level might strengthen the integrity and authenticity of design on a macro level, her work seeks to consider the social impact of ancestry and heritage when applied to patternization, algorithms, & fractals, as tools for creating reducable scales of beauty.
Through her experimental design lab, 'Design Scientista', she is exploring the confluence of science + design + making through the application of honest materials, 'hand wrought intelligence', and the imprinting of our dna into the things we make. A co-organizer of Maker Faire Africa, she champions the application of emerging technologies and informal systems, to shift ideas about how we live, where we make, and why we communicate with each other. Sometimes she's in Brooklyn. Sometimes she's in Africa.
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