We use science fiction to encourage young women and nonbinary youth to dream big and empower them with skills to build alternative futures. Our free Summer Institute provides Brooklyn teens with space to explore science and tech through art and writing, growing their confidence and skills while dreaming new futures for themselves and their communities. Learn more.

Our Portfolio Showcase & final week!

Our fifth and final week began with a day of activities organized by the Octavia Project Fellows. They kept us busy with Rememberlution jars, games, lanyards, and LOTS of karaoke!

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World-building with NK Jemisin and so much more!

So much has happened since our last update, it’s hard to know where to begin! Week three started with architecture, 3D models, and a craft talk from artist and architect Bishakh Som.

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Community building, biology, urban planning & more!

Our 2019 Summer Institute is off and running, bursting at the seams with 22 participants! Week one was busy with biomimicry, book-binding, Octavia Butler, and lots of community building.

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