From 2009-2018 I worked with the Institute For Figuring, a Los Angeles-based “feral organization” with a hands-on pedagogical practice that explores the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of mathematics and engineering. At the core of the IFF’s work is the concept of material play. It believes that ideas usually presented in abstract terms can often be embodied in physical activities that engage audiences via kindergarten-like practices. Through activities such as cutting and folding paper, the IFF affirms that the hands and eyes can serve as guides to developing the human mind. Specifically, I was the project manager for the Crochet Coral Reef, a traveling exhibition and social practice artwork that has engaged over 8000 women worldwide.