[Sust-mar] Placemaking Talk with City Repair

kim thompson shipharbour at ns.sympatico.ca
Thu Jun 10 08:16:17 EDT 2010

Michael Cook of the City Repair Project will speak on the Magic of  
Placemaking: the Art of reclaiming urban spaces to create community- 
oriented places.
Monday, June 21st  at 7pm
Dalhousie School of Architecture (room H19)
5410 Spring Garden Road, Halifax

Michael will share the story of City Repair's radical and enchanting  
beginnings: how a journey into the indigenous cultures of the world  
sparked the creation of a guerrilla tea house, the transformation of  
a street intersection into a village commons, and a culture of  
neighborhood placemakers across the nation.

City Repair began in Portland, Oregon in 2000 with the idea that  
localization - of culture, of economy, of decision-making - is a  
necessary foundation of sustainability. It is an organized group  
action that educates and inspires communities and individuals to  
creatively transform the places where they live. City Repair  
facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through  
projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the  
natural world. The many projects of City Repair have been  
accomplished by a mostly volunteer staff and thousands of volunteer  
citizen activists.

This is a free event presented by HOPE (Hands On Projects Etc.) with  
support from Arts Engage and Dalhousie University.
Check out City Repair at www.cityrepair.org   and Arts Engage at   

Kim Thompson
e mail: shipharbour at ns.sympatico.ca

"Tradition and modernity are merely two sides of the same coin - and  
must be dealt with simultaneously. Building cannot be a rigid dogma,  
but a living, organic, ecological project. It is about continuity,  
based on memory, common sense and experience and is the foundation of  
invention."   Hasan Uddin Khan

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