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The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a home for making art at Duke.
Date & Time
October 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Free; open to all.
Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Drop by the Ruby on Friday at noon for a casual art talk and free lunch to learn about the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more.

What if you could fall in love with your work each and every day by finding your superpower? Andrea Lauer, artist, designer, and inventor asks us to consider the possibility of a new career path paradigm, where work feels less like work and more like a quest for curiosity and purpose.

Today it is possible to do and excel at many things in parallel. Limiting our trade to one field is no longer a necessity. There are news ways of working in many different verticals simultaneously to make you a more viable and more flexible contributor in the work world and can be linked to doing what you love the most. Reinventing our titles and labels is a new approach to being your most authentic self and is a forever shifting model that is closer to who we are and who we have the potential to become.

About the Speaker

Image by Jann Whaley.

Andrea Lauer is an Artist, Designer, Educator, Creative Director and Inventor who resides in New York City and produces multi-media experiences with a focus on the human form. Ongoing collaborations include Meow Meow, Pilobolus dance, McCann Worldgroup, NYU Langone Medical Center, choreographer Elizabeth Streb and Amanda Palmer. Lauer’s credits include: Rolling Stone, American Vogue, Interview, Nylon, Paper and OUT magazine. Her work has also appeared at the Grammy Awards and Broadway in productions “American Idiot” and “Bring It On.” She is the co-founder of Brick X Brick, an art collective that does public art performance against misogyny that has been included in the New York Historical Archives. She is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Risen from the Thread a design thinking and innovation agency focused on the human body and its relationship with technology and a sustainable Jumpsuit line RISEN DIVISION. Client categories include fashion, marketing, fine art, medicine, sports, and entertainment. She was chosen as one of Randi Zuckerberg’s #52Womenin52Weeks and is a 2017 MIT Media Lab Directors Fellow.

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