MAKE/MODEL was a guided hackathon program focused on giving participants a hands-on glimpse into the design and manufacturing process via a series of workshops that took place at A/D/O (Greenpoint, Brooklyn) from February 2 to February 4. 

Co-developed by NEW INC and A/D/O, and part of a greater Futureworks and NYCEDC initiative to support design, fabrication and advanced manufacturing in New York City, the event brought together one hundred participants to prototype projects and develop ideas together around the theme of ”Future Urban Living.” 

A/D/O, 29 Norman Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

February 2, 6 PM to 10 PM
February 3, 10 AM to 12 AM
February 4, 10 AM to 6 PM




This is a weekend-long event that takes place from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. You will be able to join a team on Friday night if you don’t already have one. You are expected to show up all three days (Fri, Sat, Sun) and participate and contribute to your team’s design to the best of your abilities (You don’t need to be an expert! Beginners welcome!).

Friday: 6 PM to 10 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 12 AM
Sunday: 10 AM to 6 PM



This program is for participants with a range of experience levels related to design and manufacturing in partnership with community-based organizations working in workforce development, including students, young designers, community members, and workers in the manufacturing sector.



Make/Model participation is structured along the following tiers, with a wide range of skills and backgrounds. We are interested in participants with all skill levels, and are especially interested in folks from underrepresented communities and those native to New York City.  

Novice - No skill; High Interest
Student - Little skill; High Interest
Expert - Highly skilled; High Interest
Mentor - Expert and Team or workshop leader