City Repair at SEAChange: The Apathy Rehabilitation Place 

February 9, 2010 by: Michael Cook


City Repair and the VBC are pleased to announce a month long event called The Apathy Rehabilitation Place. Located at the SeaChange Gallery (625 NW Everett St.) downtown and beginning March 4th through the 28th. Everything from the Exhibit and Instillations to the Workshops and Celebrations will become a bonafide explosion of everything that makes City Repair and The VBC Remarkable while also providing an exploration on the expulsion of Apathy!

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Apathy Rehabilitation Place Pt .1

Events are as follows…

Thursday, March 4th: 6:00 – 9:00

Grand Opening and Puppet Show: Entitled ‘The Crossroads Dance.’ Allow the magic and music of puppetry to tell the Creation Story of City Repair, tickle your imagination and suspend your beliefs.

Donation based

Friday, March 5th, 6:30 – 8:30

Public Social University: The latest in a series of public education forums, we will explore the ideas of  Village, Utilizing Vacant Space, Housing and Community. How do all of these topics combine to create a more connected  future world?


Sunday, March 7th, 12:00 – 2:00 and 2:30 – 6:30

Past Project Storytelling: From 12 – 2 we invite everyone who has been affected by the work of City Repair and the VBC to come tell their stories. We at City Repair always say that ‘its not so much the projects themselves, but the experiences and relationships that are formed in the process.’ We want to walk that talk. Everyone welcome! Tea and Crumpets included.


Reware Market: From 2:30 – 6:30 we will host another Super Crazy, Wonderously Productive Upcycle Shenanigan! Bring your would-be-junk art materials, your selves and expect to learn upcycle crafts from skilled craftspeople in everything from paper mache to bone soup!


Friday March 12th, 3:30 – 6:00 and 6:30 – 8:30

Social Isolation Workshop: from 3:30 to 6:00 Join us in a series of activities and discussions that will help us to look at and experience the affects that social isolation have and what an alternative to that might feel and look like.


Build Your Own Awesome Sheet Fort : The Workshop! (BYOASFW!) From 6:30 to 8:30 expect to Immerse yourself in the ancient art of pillow and sheet fort building while exploring the interaction between the ways we set up shelter and how that shapes who we are in community. All ages are welcome. Please bring one bedsheet per person and any pillows or other items or snacks to make your fort super deluxe.


Saturday March 13th, 6:00 – 9:00

Real New Year’s Celebration: Forget that whole January 1st business you’ve heard so much about, lets write the RealNew Year’s story. Free: food, music, seeds! Bring your finest Yellow attire and expect to learn the history of the March New Year’s to share your wishful thinking and to have your apathy


Saturday March 20th, 10:00 – 1:00, 2:00 – 5:00, 6:00 – 9:00

Saturday March 20th, 1:00 – 4:00

Radical Deconstruction Of Apathy Playshops: Our modern lives tilt us towards a propensity for apathy that grows from our individually reinforced sense of disengagement, disempowerment and lack of emotional nourishment. Radical Deconstruction of Apathy (RDA) is a series of playshops that will survey the concepts of connection and community seeking the medicine that will help us heal our apathetic inclinations and in doing so, open our eyes to the world of being fully alive.


Friday March 26th, 1:00 – 4:00

Worm Composting Workshop and Plant Share: Jump start your garden and worm your way into a sustainable spring. We’ll be sharing with you the composting wonders of wiggly red worms. Then take home our gifts of baby veggies and herbs to start planting. Bring your own plants to share!


Saturday March 27th, 6:00 – 8:00

Imagination Reclimation and Celebrating Our Worth: Have you ever wondered what happened to the days when interested and impassioned people would sit around a topic and create worlds together that one couldn’t find on their own? Join us in conversation along with improv music, wine and spirits and look forward to hearing our evening’s dialogue broadcast on Radio 23 the following week!


Apathy Rehab Photo Gallery

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