Customizer-in-Residence Open Studio Series
Friday, 5–8 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1–4 pm
Catch Bay Area hackers, makers, and DIYers in action as part of the we/customize Customizer-in-Residence series. Watch the process of expert customizers and participate in transforming objects with clothing mash-ups, toy hacking, music remixing, and more! Visit the open studio to customize something different every week, then see your finished work featured on Flickr and wecustomize.org!
This week's featured Customizer: Verasphere
The character Mrs. Vera is the creation of Michael Johnstone and his partner David Faulk and named after the popular designer of scarves. She wears accessories created by Faulk from recycled objects and is also the keeper of wigs and artifacts from Johnstone’s lost culture. In public, Mrs. Vera (David Faulk) and Mister Tina (Michael Johnstone) act as ambassadors at events and festivals to remind people to value difference and celebrate the eccentric aspects of daily life. They often engage friends to participate in group performances under the name of Verasphere. In particular their annual march with the San Francisco LGBTQ Pride Parade.Mrs. Vera will be demonstrating how to customize shoes in the Verasphere style. Visitors will be invited to apply the same techniques to badges.—we/customize Team