The technologies collected in the Maker Commons tell a story about the exploration of future methods of planning, designing and building our shared future. Discover how leaders in the fields of rapid prototyping, 3D printing, digital modeling and more are pushing the envelope in their disciplines with these compelling new tools.
Morehshin Allahyari: Preserving History in Time of Conflict
Iranian artist and activist, Morehshin Allahyari used 3D printing to recreate artifacts very visibly destroyed by ISIS at Mosul during recent fighting. Allahyari goes one step further, literally embedding each sculpture’s history within the miniature recreations via flash drive. Copies of her work were printed at the Maker Commons for a visit to University Park and originals were displayed during the Palmer Museum of Art’s Plastic Entanglements exhibition in 2018.