Friday, April 3, 7pm
The Institute for Mobile Research will host a panel discussion with three prolific proponents of game change in the the mobile industry. Join us as panelists discuss their research and activism in mobile industries ranging from art to commerce to food.
Esther Robinson from ArtHome will discuss ArtBuild Mobile Spaces, a new program she’s spearheading to create affordable mobile artist studios in the vein of the Tiny House movement. Justin Levinson, Makeshift magazine’s Hacker-in-Chief, will speak on his research into mobile entrepreneurship in the New York City underground economy. He will also discuss Makeshift’s international coverage of innovative mobile commerce ventures. Sean Basinski, founder of Urban Justice League’s Street Vendor Project will talk about current legal initiatives being spearheaded by the group to combat the oppression of New York City’s immigrant street vendors. Basinski will provide insight into the daily challenges of all mobile food vendors in New York City.