Repurposed Common Street Objects for Solar Charging Stations

Sol Design Lab/Bike Zoo (Beth Ferguson and Sachi Decou)
Participants: Up to 10

We will envision and repurpose common urban street infrastructure to be functional solar charging stations for electric vehicles, laptops, cell phones, and LED lighting. Workshop leaders will cover the basics of solar energy, repurposed industrial design techniques and how to create interactive solar charging stations for public use. We will discuss the artist’s role in combining art and technology to find creative solutions to the world’s transportation and energy crisis. Participants will have the opportunity to try out electric vehicles and use the Solar Pump charging station in front of the South Hall.