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Alt. Town Square
Sunday June 3rd
3pm to 7pm
North Park Theatre parking lot
Workshops at the North Park Theatre parking lot examining the site as a potential green space. Join artists, architects and landscape architects for a series of workshops examining potential uses of the site and examining design strategies that go into designing a site like this. All are welcome. The events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. The Swieners food tent will be at the parking lot during the workshops.
Then join us for a walk through the neighborhood that will meet up with a neighborhood Block Party at the intersection of Swift and Landis near the I-805 overpass. This walk will be led by musician and artist Sean Francis Conway.
For more info about what is currently planned for the site check out: North Park Mini-Park and Associated Streetscape Improvements Project (no affiliation with There Goes the Neigborhood!)
The Periscope Project
North Park Mini-[skate]-Park
The Periscope Project will discuss the essential elements of an effective skate spot, segueing into case studies of public plazas famously appropriated by skateboarders: how has public space fostered economies and cultures unintended by city planners and stakeholders? In this session, we will workshop the potential for this in the proposed North Park Mini-Park.
Lighter Than Air
Weather balloon launch led by artist Trish Stone. Workshop participants will use hand-held mirrors to communicate with the aerial surveillance device.
Semantics: A study on words in the design process
The game seeks to define the individuals "urban persona" by their use and choice of words and their relative definition.
Choose your park: A game of design challenges, obstacles and opportunities
The game asks participants to carefully consider their ideal park design within a set of given constraints.
These Balloons Were Made For Walking
This experiment sets out to visualize through photo-documentation of pedestrians and balloons the walkability of the North Park neighborhood.
SPIN Farming: A DIY approach to integrating productive urban landscapes into the city
Participants are invited, using collage, to imagine how the parking lot may transform into a productive urban landscape.
Sean Francis Conway
Balloon Bassoon making workshop
An instrument making workshop in preparation for a procession to the Landis Street Block Party
Micki Davis and Mario Borja
Wayfinding Workshop part II
A discussion and workshop let by Marion Borja on how to construct a wayfinding device to be used in maritime traveling to the island of Guam. Micki Davis will also be on hand to discuss this process and assist Mario with fabrication of customized latitude finders that the two will create out of an unlikely material.