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
The twelfth year of VBC! A 10 day placemaking festival in which we transform the city by day and come together to share food, stories, and music in the evening! Nearly 40 projects throughout the city of Portland will be planting gardens, painting the street, doing natural building, hosting workshops, and more!!!
Neighborhood projects for 2012: http://vbc.cityrepair.org/sites
• 13 Intersection Painting Projects
• 6 School Partnerships
• 15 Natural Building, Ecological Installations, and Workshop Spaces
• 8 Gardens and Planter Boxes
Here are some of the evening speakers for 2012:
(Free-$20 depending on night)
• Ianto Evans: Founder of modern natural building processes in the USA
• Nala Walla: “Body Ecologist” teacher of movement and dance across the world
• Paul Cienfuegos: International leader in developing innovative democracy
• Nance Klehm: Leader in teaching and implementing sustainable practices
• Oliver Kelhammer: Canada’s leading permaculture teacher and public artist
• Jenny Pell: Leading permaculture teacher, and designer of international projects
• Starhawk: Renowned author and global activist
• Mark Lakeman: Founder of City Repair and Communitecture, Inc.
• Karen Hery: Visionary & Founder of Sunnyside Swap Shop
Some Evening Musical Performances:
• The Max Ribner Band
• Tapwater Band
• Harmonica Pocket
• And much more!!
Sunday, April 22nd 11 AM – 6 PM
PCC Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth ST
Booth applications are closed!
Vision:Earth Day 2012 envisions a just and sustainable world.
Mission: Through Earth Day in 2012, we are sharing strategies for our community to take part in creating a sustainable life for all of the earth’s inhabitants.
City Repair is collaborating this year with the Associated Students of Portland Community College (ASPCC) to bring you this year’s Earth Day 2012 Interactive Event!
We also encourage you to check out Earth & Spirit Council’s Earth Conference 2012, happening Friday April 20 – Saturday, April 21. Between the two events, it’s a full Earth Weekend!
· Over 70 local organizations making the earth a better place
· Valet bike parking: ooh la la!
· Native plant creation station by Expeditious Earthscapes
· A battery recycling station (thanks, Paul!)
· Main stage of live music and entertainment by Abstract Earth
· Acoustic stage with local talent by Camp Cascadia
· Circus Cascadia - engagement for kids of all ages
· Food and beverage vendors
· Interactive workshops and classes
· 1,500 to 3,000 attendees throughout the day
· Participation in the billion acts of green challenge