January, 2016

08Jan7:00 PM9:00 PMThe Village Lives: Placemaking & the Remaking of the Modern City7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Placemaking is a way to “repair” the disruption to the social fabric of cities caused by the modern urban grid and the dominance of the automobile, and to restore elements of the village to modern urban neighbourhoods. A “place” in the sense used by the term “placemaking” is a “space” that is imbued with meaning, beauty, story and community function. The act of placemaking, while manifesting in a physical creation, leaves a primarily intangible legacy in the form of enhanced social bonds, enriched local culture, new skills, and as sense of personal well-being that derives from all of the above.

Mark Lakeman is an architect and urban designer who, with his neighbours, transformed their own intersection into a place for community gatherings and interaction in 1996. This started a movement in Portland, Oregon that has spread throughout the city and birthed City Repair, an organization that engages citizens in transforming places. This workshop has been taught throughout North America and most recently in Japan.


(Friday) 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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