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Milkwood Gallery, 11 March 2012 3pm-6pm

For International Women's Day this year, ThinkARK will be running a workshop at Milkwood Gallery using Barbie dolls to explore our own and prevailing attitudes to the female body.

Playing with Barbie dolls as a child is a happy memory for many women.The Barbie Hack is intended as a playful way to encourage people to consider popular views and ideas about the female form, and to challenge those Frankenstein forms presented to us by mass media. Poor Barbie is a representation of what the media tells us we should be - to the extent that her feet were moulded into a permanent tip-toe stance ready for her stilettos!

Come along to Milkwood Gallery on 11th March and mould Barbie into a shape that more accurately represents you. Following the event, the hacked Barbies will be on display at Milkwood Gallery.

Introducing Barbie...
Created in 1959, Barbie is the best-selling fashion doll of all time.

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Hello project people,
So, a little later than intended but entirely as promised, I've just inputted (roughly) the projects we listed for 2012 in our Google calendar. It looks very intimidating...! You'd think that none of had any other work to do!

During our meeting at Chapter (11/1/12) we worked out the following schedule for the year:

Jan -
Feb -
Mar - Inspiring Women
Apr -
May - Papergirl
Jun - Papergirl, Hack the City Dublin Trip
Jly - Play ARK, Jorge's Photography project
Aug - Tom Bett's Video Recycling project
Sep -
Oct - Sugru Hack, Made in Roath
Nov - Everwake
Dec -

Have I missed anything? Do i need to change anything? Do you have a project idea of your own that you'd like us to look at helping with? Let me/us know!

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