In the Making: Jay Diengott and Claude Cantave

Jay PQ Diengott

In the Making: Jay Diengott and Claude Cantave

Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 pm EDT
Free, live online event

How does one chef's experience in catering translate to her developing personal protective equipment (PPE) for front line workers? How does a carpenter leverage his skills to support Covid-19 relief within a maker community?

Join us for a live conversation with Jay Diengott, a pastry chef who pivoted from her trained profession to create Gowntown, a startup that makes protective gowns for medical professionals and others. We'll discuss how she and her partner adapted to the challenge of Covid-19, the innovations and efficiencies of their production line, and how hearing the call of the moment is a natural part of their work in the skilled trades.

Claude Cantave

Also participating in this virtual event will be Claude Cantave, who studied Carpentry at NBSS and is an "awesomenaut" at Artisan's Asylum. There he took on the challenge of fabricating thousands of face shields alongside a team of committed volunteers. Jay and Claude will share what they've learned through their experiences, from tapping into their communities to modifying their skill sets towards production.

This conversation is part of In the Making, a new public programs series where we connect with a range of new voices, fields, and perspectives. Learn more about In the Making, and view a full list of participants, at the series homepage here.