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Yestermorrow Design Colloquium: Design Discourse for Everyone

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
On Saturday, July 18, 2015 Yestermorrow held a Design Colloquium as part of its 35th Anniversary celebration. Moderated by Yestermorrow founder John Connell, the panel included John Anderson, Sibyl Harwood, Sylvia Smith, and Ted Montgomery. The goal of the panel was to "create a vocabulary and/or grammar for people not professionally trained in...

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Bid on a Night at the Archie Bunker

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
Coming to Yestermorrow's 35th Anniversary Celebration on July 18th? Even if you aren't (but we hope you do), here's a unique opportunity: a chance to bid on a stay at the “Archie Bunker,” an architectural gem built by Yestermorrow friend Dave Sellers. This high-concept, renowned vacation dwelling sleeps six, has a full kitchen, fireplace, and Wi-...

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Matt Wolpe: Combining Design/Build and Social Justice

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
Bronx urban farm

Matt Wolpe, co-owner of Just Fine Design/Build in Oakland, CA, finished his Yestermorrow internship—an intensive six-month “work and learn” experience—in 2008. That experience allowed Matt to complete a selection of courses that have made him “able to carve out a satisfyingly wacky niche of work that would not have been possible without the springboard of Yestermorrow.” Since leaving Yestermorrow, matt has worked to combine his design/build interests with education and social justice.

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Design Blog- Guest Post by John Connell

By John Connell, Board Member
  The following is the first in what we hope will be a series of guest blog posts from members of the Yestermorrow community on topics related to design thinking. Yestermorrow Design Blog Trying to invigorate the design conversation at Yestermorrow, I’m constantly challenged by...

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Megan McNally: Building an Artisan Incubator and Creative Community Space

By Dan Eckstein, Curriculum Director
Megan McNally at The Foundry

Megan McNally, a Yestermorrow graduate, returned home to Buffalo, NY to launch Rusted Grain, a woodworking collaborative focused on the reuse of salvaged wood from local deconstruction projects. Drawing on her past experiences in start-up support and understanding the need for tool access in a depressed economy, Megan also co-founded The Foundry, a warehouse turned shop space for artisans, tradespeople, and small businesses.

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