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“Upcycled Urbanism” at MOV – Mar 3

February 26, 2013

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Please join us on Sunday, March 3rd for:
 
Designing Together: the first workshop in MOV’s Upcycled Urbanism series
Have you ever wished you could redesign and rebuild part of Vancouver? Now is your chance.
Upcycled Urbanism is a participatory design project that empowers you to reimagine Vancouver’s public spaces. Design and build prototypes in a team environment using modular blocks of polystyrene containing material salvaged from the construction of the Port Mann Bridge.
This March, attend an Introduction to Upcycled Urbanism and any (or all) of 4 workshops to brainstorm, sketch and model new public space ideas. Then, in July, teams will come together again to build their creations in a large-scale outdoor event!
This kickoff event focuses on how to hold a design charrette: a fun, engaging, and inclusive workshop in which experts and community members work together to turn their ideas into pictures and plans. If you’ve ever wanted to get people together to work on a new idea for your neighbourhood or your city, then this workshop can give you the tools. With guidance from the Vancouver Design Nerds, we’ll brainstorm how to bring an underutilized public space to life.
 
Bonus: Sneak peak of spectacular Upcycled Urbanism building block designs created by students of UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
 
2:00PM – 4:00PM @ MOV (1100 Chestnut St)
 
Upcycled Urbanism is a partnership between Museum of Vancouver (MOV), UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA), Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN), Maker Faire Vancouver, and Spacing Magazine, with generous support from the Vancouver Foundation and Mansonville Plastics.

 

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