Posted by: jaspal marwah | March 6, 2013

Hallucinating in Public: creating environments that are beautiful and disruptive

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March 10th
2:00PM – 4:00PM
@ MOV (1100 Chestnut St) 
Have you ever looked at a space and thought: how did someone come up with that? Hallucinating in Public beings to explore the state of mind a designer, architect, landscape architect, planner or anyone creating a new space must put him/herself into in order to imagine something which doesn’t yet exist. To design space we make drawings, models, postulate use and insert an imaginary public in order to more fully explore a not-yet-real idea. Until these spaces are built, they are an delusion, they exist only in our mind. This workshop will help participants understand the process of design within a delusion landscape that can lead to concrete plans. 
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. In July, teams will come together to build these creations in a large-scale outdoor event!

Upcycled Urbanism is a partnership between MOV, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, the Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN), Maker Faire Vancouver, and Spacing Magazine.

With generous support from Mansonville Plastics and the Vancouver Foundation.
Please register at:
Twitter: #upcycled urbanism 

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