Announcing the 2014 Village Building Design Course!
This is the 4th year of the Design Course, last year organized by veteran Placemaking Coordinator, Hannah Poirier, who is teaching the course again for this year through a new website: Placecraft.org . Check it out and register for this great VBC enhancement course. This course is for Placemakers that want the practical steps needed to take this work back home to do Placemaking projects in their neighborhoods!
The Village Building Design Course
May 23-24, 26-27
VBC Website: http://vbc.cityrepair.org
Urban Succession: Shift and Sprout
Dates: May 24th – June 2nd, 2013
Location: Alberta Abbey
This is a 1.5 hr inspirational picture-presentation, free & open to the public!
What can our world look like when we come together to collaborate? What happens when we break the chains of isolation that keep us disconnected from each other? How did we get to this point?
Mark Lakeman – co-found of The City Repair Project – has become known for his connection of what effects colonization and the urban grid has had on our lives and the environment in relation to true community emerging and expressing itself, as it has for thousands of years in indigenous cultures.
In the name of City Repair, communities individuals plan celebrations, share stories, get rid of unwanted pavement, turn intersections into public squares, make benches, have potlucks, drink free tea, and attend wild puppet theaters!
If you’re curious about the possibilities for increasing interactions among your neighbors, doing permaculture projects in your neighborhood, what it’s like to work with a highly localized group of people, doing a natural building structure on your street, what having a garden on your rooftop would be like, how to make a solar powered neighborhood tea stand or trading post, or just meet with some really neat people, this is definitely the presentation for you!
But also, if you’re frustrated with today’s social and environmental problems, the ideas behind City Repair are diving a movement full of passionate, aware, and active people who are truly moving the world in a direction of positive, healthy change. Creative community building as a solution to integrating back with the environmental is a very strong expression of City Repair.
This presentation is inspiration for the Intro to Placemaking Workshop – a full-day intensive to give you tools for doing things with your neighbors – scheduled for Saturday April 11th. To learn more about the Intro to Placemaking workshop, visit Placemakers Academy.
[For those of you that heard about the 6-month Village Building Training, this has been rescheduled as the Intro workshop mentioned above.]
10th annual Halloween benefit for City Repair Project
Friday Oct 26th 2012
21+ only party (Please bring ID)
Located @ 320 SE 2nd Ave
Metro (3524 SE Hawthorne) Frock (1439 NE Alberta)
STAGES AND LINEUPS:
**The Crypt – (Inside- Main)**
Alden Brown**Los Muertos (inside- upstairs)**
**Spook House- (outside 2nd ave)
Doug de la Fresca
w/vocalist Sara Z
effects: Movement Lighting
Special thanks to Northwest Mist
**GrooveYard- (Outside-3rd ave)
Solovox-Live Electronic Badass
GlobalRuckus-Transglobal Groove Maniac
Ms. Sarah King and The GrooveYard Allstars!-(Nowhere Band-PDX)
Stereovision- (Psych-Disco Art Rock-PDX)
Bridgetown Review and the Delectable Grooveyard Dancers
Projections by EnochWho