“The Temp” Open Source Face Shield

DEVELOPMENT OF OPEN-SOURCE FACE SHIELD

Over the last month as we on the West Coast of Canada have prepared for the potential siege of Covid-19, our hearts have gone out to those communities and cities the world over currently struggling to keep people alive.

We have been thinking about how to address potential shortages in PPE and the challenges of getting even basic protective equipment for non-medical essential services staff who deal with customers day in and day out.  These are people like clerical staff, care aides, grocery workers, postal workers, restaurant staff, and those people working in logistics and trucking.

Working in the publishing industry, we know the strength and versatility of paper. We built on that knowledge with a multi-disciplinary design and testing team from the arts, medicine, engineering, fabrication, and health services.

Here is our open-source design for “THE TEMP” — a short-term face shield made from easy-to-find materials.  Please make use, share, and improve our design. USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK.

FIND PATTERN AND COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS HERECLICK HERE FOR TempFaceShield

 

 

 

 

CPOW Spring 2020

 

In this uncharted world of Covid 19, we are aware more than ever of the power of words to provide solace and strength, to share new knowledge, and to bind community even across great distance.

We are at work rescheduling our Spring 2020 workshops and reimagining our workshop on CPOW 1 in a digital format.

Stay tuned for more information on the release of more resources to keep you writing and to safeguard your thinking and drafting.

CPOW Workbook 2 — with streamlined instructions, and new cues and prompts

CPOW Workbook 3: Classroom and Homeschool Edition

Wordbank: Standalone Notebook