Sunday, September 09, 2007

The Village Lives


The Village Lives
By Mark Lakeman,
The City Repair Project
Portland, Oregon

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Location: Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street,

San Francisco, CA 94103 (2 blocks from Powell Street BART)

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Light refreshments available at 6:00 pm

$5-10 sliding scale donations requested, no one turned away for lack of funds

Sponsored by ADPSR Northern California Chapter.

A 1.5-hour slide presentation that shares the story of The City Repair Project and its sister design firm Communitecture, in Portland, Oregon. The presentation is chronological, proceeding from the most accessible scales to enormous, visionary collaborations involving thousands of people. As an overall movement, each project repeats the essential principles of localization, community participation and placemaking, while building upon each success to manifest larger and larger impacts.

As both an organization and a larger movement, City Repair inspires and guides the transformation of the grid infrastructure of the typical American city into a vital social commons. As a multidisciplinary culture, City Repair combines architecture, urban planning, anthropology, community development, public art, permaculture and ecological design in projects that transform space and transfer power at local levels. Through a restorative process in which citizens re-imagine and literally re-build their own commons, we are engendering relationships that revitalize the fabric of our local communities within the existing context of social isolation. By re-asserting localized village patterns in the city grid, City Repair establishes both the physical and social foundation for sustainable culture.

For more information: Contact ADPSR-Northern California

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