Redesign Public Space!
Re-tooling = transforming the function of existing systems to fill new value-adding roles in supporting thriving, equitable futures
Re-visioning = transforming our ideas of what a thriving, equitable future can be by re-imagining how it looks, feels and functions.
Regenerating = transforming our potential - as individuals, teams and communities - to collaboratively create and nurture thriving, equitable futures through seven generations.
Which public places, spaces or buildings need Redesign! ...which do you already Love!
Redesign Public Space! is a collaboration between the Vancouver Design Week (VDW), Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN) and Urbanarium as part of Vancouver Design Week’s Redesign the Future! theme and its 3R’s for Systems Change campaign: Retool, Revision, Regenerate. This event focused on the ‘Retooling’ R as a means to change and transform the function, ‘purpose’ or accessibility of existing public space, often used tactically to enable rapid adaptive response.
Part I: SMART MAP: Map Your City! [Nov 24 - Dec 8th]
Visit the Smart Map to see spaces that people Love! and that need Redesign! Sites and ideas were brought into the Studio to be adored or retooled.
Part II: Studio Session [Dec 10th]
6 Urbanarium illustrators, 6 VPSN facilitators and 6 VDW keynote listeners will use the mapping exercise results as a starting point to generate ideas for redesigns of identified spaces to enable systemic change.
Desirée Dawson performs and nails out a rapid composition.
Public space is the stage on which our social and environmental issues play out; it is also the forum within which new opportunities and solutions to these matters will take flight. In this session we thought through the types of transformative change that will ensure our public spaces respond to the new demands and needs that are being placed on them.
Illustrators: Neda Roohnia, Jaldhi Gohil, Erick Villagomez, Derek Lee, Sam Khany, Kristen Elkow, Athulya Pulimood and Maren Mcbride
Facilitators: Stewart Burgess, Paola Qualizza, Yuri Artibise, Victor Cheung, Judy Farhat, Emily Rennalls, Carol Koh, Leanna Favaro, Patrice Shang
Listeners: Paty Rios, Emi Webb, Davide Ontaneda, Marianne Amodio
Performance: Desirée Dawson