Upcoming Events and Workshops

Through ongoing public events and workshops Brooklyn Research serves as a technology-driven hub for interdisciplinary research, innovation, and learning in the heart of Brooklyn. We support Research Groups working in a range of fields and problem spaces. Our workshops offer artists, designers, and engineers unique access to tools and knowledge that can extend and inform their practice in new ways.

Build a Soft Circuit Plant

May 16th, 6:30-9PM; $30

This Workshop will teach participants how to assemble basic circuits and combine it with crafts. You will sew an interactive fabric plant, that lights up when one pushes it's leaves together! You will learn how to build a soft circuit with sensors.

At Teknikio we are on a mission to inspire children of all ages to design and create with technology. Our electronic parts are designed to be easy to embed in everyday materials like fabric, paper, and cardboard. Our toolsets show you how to design and build interactive projects to reimagine your world.

INTERchange - Ethan Greenbaum

May 23rd, 7-8PM; free

INTERchange, an ongoing series focusing on artists working at the intersection of physical and virtual spaces. Through artist talks, discussions, and media we explore how new technologies inform and extend creative practice. We live in a world increasingly stratified by virtual layers of social, political, and economic culture. INTERchange hopes to understand how virtual and physical spaces are synthesized into new cultural forms.

Ethan Greenbaum is a New York based artist. He creates sculptural works centered around building materials and other commonplace objects. Finding beauty in the mundane such as concrete, cinderblocks, and other elements of urban decay, he uses a range of techniques and processes to create his work, some analog and some digital such as 3D scanning and printing.

Greenbaum has exhibited at KANSAS, New York; Derek Eller Gallery, New York; Hauser and Wirth, New York; Marlborough Chelsea, New York, Higher Pictures, New York; Marianne Boesky, New York, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles; Steve Turner, Los Angeles; The Suburban, Chicago; Michael Jon & Alan, Miami, The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut; Socrates Sculpture Park; Long Island City and Stems Gallery, Brussels

Recent projects include a solo presentation with Lyles & King at the 2017 Armory Show and solo exhibitions at and Galerie Pact, Paris and Super Dakota, Brussels. Forthcoming projects include a solo exhibition with Lyles & King, New York.

His work has been discussed in The New York Times, Modern Painters, Artforum, BOMB Magazine, ArtReview and Interview Magazine, among others.

Ethan is a cofounder and editor of the thehighlights.org and his writings have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Wax Magazine, BOMB, Paper Monument and others. He has also curated and co-curated multiple exhibitions at venues including The Suburban, Chicago; Lyles & King, New York and Super Dakota, Brussels.

Greenbaum is the recipient of Dieu Donne’s Workspace Residency, LMCC’s Workspace Program, The Robert Blackburn SIP Fellowship, The Socrates EAF Fellowship, The Edward Albee Foundation Residency and The Barry Schactman Painting Prize. He received an MFA in Painting from Yale School of Art.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the classes taught?

Classes are taught at Brooklyn Research facilities on the 6th Floor of the old Pfizer Building, right in the heart of Brooklyn. The address is 630 Flushing Avenue but the main entrance is at 28 Tompkins Avenue. The building is easily accessible from the G train (Flushing Ave station) and from the J/M trains (Flushing Ave station).

Do I need to bring anything?

For most classes, laptops will suffice. Each class has its own set of prerequisites listed in the course description, with instructions on how get setup prior to the the start of the workshop. There will be a half hour period before the start of each workshop that is highly recommended for anyone unsure if they are set up properly.

Do you offer financial assistance?

We unfortunately do not offer financial assistance or scholarships at this time. We are a small organization with limited resources at the moment and are actively looking for ways to create sponsorships both internally and with outside sponsors. As an organization, we want to encourage diversity within our workshops and in general, so please bear with us as we search for a way to make this work and check back with us on our site or our newsletter for when we are able to offer financial assistance for workshop attendees!

Do you have a listing of past events?

Yes! You can find them here on our Eventbrite page!

Can I lead a workshop or talk?

If you would like to teach or have a subject which you would like to present, we would love to hear from you! Fill out our form to tell us a little more about yourself and what you are thinking for your workshop or talk.