Workshop with KNUST undergraduates at Kumasi Hive in Ghana

Aug. 31, 2019

Author: ahunn

With support from Ghana’s maker network Creativity Group, and Kumasi Hive makerspace in Ghana, we ran a two-day workshop in which undergrads trained with CSDTs to do local STEM education outreach, including locally made fractal patterns (lower left image). We also investigated potential connections to using digital fabrication with local traditional fabricators. One of the more remarkable outcomes was how they adapted Native American algorithms. In the case of the Anishinaabe quilting patterns they imported adinkra symbols to create a new polar stamping pattern In the case of our wigwam simulation, they got curious about what Ghana’s traditional architecture looked like, and launched their own investigation. This included both virtual and physical models (upper right image).