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Urban strategist in London who loves social innovation, sustainable design, the future of china, and treehouses.

London’s only outdoor, night food market!

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS.

London + Food + Market + Midnight + Oudoors = one happy gal.

Anyone who is in London, come out to Dalston this Friday!

— 2 years ago with 13 notes

#event  #london  #food 
Cute! Love the way the text moves for “bike & the city”.
mikasavela:

Well, I won’t be in Hong Kong until the end of the year, but for those who are there now, the Architecture is Art Festival 2011 just started. Here are the front and back covers of the program booklet.
The biennial “Architecture is Art Festival” was initiated and curated by Zuni Icosahedron’s Co-Artistic Director Mathias Woo in 2009. It is the first-ever art festival that links architecture with humanistic spirit as the main theme.
“Architecture is Art Festival 2011” centres around three main themes of “History, Avant-garde, Housing”. The Festival re-examines architecture from an artistic point of view, manifesting various artistic possibilities of architecture with different art forms.

Cute! Love the way the text moves for “bike & the city”.

mikasavela:

Well, I won’t be in Hong Kong until the end of the year, but for those who are there now, the Architecture is Art Festival 2011 just started. Here are the front and back covers of the program booklet.

The biennial “Architecture is Art Festival” was initiated and curated by Zuni Icosahedron’s Co-Artistic Director Mathias Woo in 2009. It is the first-ever art festival that links architecture with humanistic spirit as the main theme.

“Architecture is Art Festival 2011” centres around three main themes of “History, Avant-garde, Housing”. The Festival re-examines architecture from an artistic point of view, manifesting various artistic possibilities of architecture with different art forms.

— 2 years ago with 3 notes

#hong kong  #architecture  #event 

Super-8 footage of the JBVD street fair from July 30th 2011 hosted by Rue Publique.

Location: rue St. Viateur, Montreal Quebec

Directed by Debbie So (me!)
Music by Miracle Fortress

P.S. You can spot the urban oasis we built, mentioned in a previous post.

— 2 years ago with 3 notes

#montreal  #event  #personal  #film  #rue publique  #urban  #urban interventions 
The 2011 Montreal Bicycle Film Festival is set for Thursday, September 1 -  Saturday, September 3! 
RSVP here. 

Brendt Barbur, Founding Festival Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival when he was hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. He insisted on turning his negative experience into a positive one. In 2001 Barbur started the Bicycle Film Festival as a platform to celebrate the bicycle through music, art and, of course, film.The Bicycle Film Festival has been a major catalyst for the urban bike movement, one of the most powerful and culturally relevant forces of the last decade. The BFF is sure to carry this momentum into the next decade.

The 2011 Montreal Bicycle Film Festival is set for Thursday, September 1 - Saturday, September 3!

RSVP here.

Brendt Barbur, Founding Festival Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival when he was hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. He insisted on turning his negative experience into a positive one. In 2001 Barbur started the Bicycle Film Festival as a platform to celebrate the bicycle through music, art and, of course, film.

The Bicycle Film Festival has been a major catalyst for the urban bike movement, one of the most powerful and culturally relevant forces of the last decade. The BFF is sure to carry this momentum into the next decade.

— 2 years ago with 3 notes

#bikes  #film  #montreal  #event 
I was at the 2011 Ecocity World Summit all last week. Updates to come on the cool talks I saw and nice people I met…
Hint: Janice Perlman!

I was at the 2011 Ecocity World Summit all last week. Updates to come on the cool talks I saw and nice people I met…

Hint: Janice Perlman!

— 2 years ago with 2 notes

#ecocity  #montreal  #event 
Journee des Bons Voisins tomorrow!

Street Layout I designed for the July 30th, 2011 Journee des Bons Vosins!

Everyone in Montreal is welcome to stop by St. Viateur between Jeanne Mance and St. Urbain tomorrow between 11 AM - 8 PM. We’ll have the street closed off and have tons of outdoor activities. My project this time will be a water park for kids.

— 2 years ago with 3 notes

#montreal  #urban interventions  #event 
Free show at the Sculpture Garden

This picture doesn’t do it justice, but on the corner of Van Horne / St. Urbain in Montreal there is a sculpture garden in the greenspace that borders the train tracks. In this space Glen LeMesurier has placed a number of his metal work pieces, often made of recycled or reclaimed materials.

I have a strong commitment to Public Art and a belief that Art should be integrated into the experience of daily life. My work is created with the purpose that it will find its way into the public sphere. I have developed an art environment in the Mile End neighborhood of Montreal, where I work and I live, because I believe that urban reclamation and occupying public spaces with Art is a form of culture in action.

My work with recycled objects, discards, salvaged materials etc. not only addresses historical and ecological concerns but becomes also for me a method of inclusivity. I believe that by using recycled material in unexpected ways the survival of these materials becomes heroic and their transformation from object into Art becomes part of a mythological process.

The point is - there will be a free show this Friday, July 8th in the Sculpture Garden! Check out local acts, as well as a few from Brooklyn & Sweden if I’m not mistaken. Oh, and projections if the cops don’t shut it down!

INDEFELT- Sweden: Electronic and Cello stuff with Ola and projections by Caleb Smith
http://www.lindefelt.org/m​edia/01AMARILLO.mp3

SOLAR YEAR- Montreal: Electronic slow jamz with Ben and David.
http://www.myspace.com/sol​aryear

MAKE LOVE- Brooklyn: acoustic songs by Merida
http://www.myspace.com/mak​eloveproject

MANN BEAST- Montreal: Electronics and Long Phrases possile projection with Jay and Will

SCUSI- me and Jen play Swedish folk songs
http://scusi.bandcamp.com/​track/1000

— 2 years ago with 11 notes

#montreal  #event  #art 
***MAISONNEUVE SUMMER LAUNCH TONIGHT!***

I already told Madeline that I’ll be there, providing the loudest laughs at the back of the room. For those who haven’t heard of Maisonneuve Magazine before,

Maisonneuve literally means “new house” and suggests the spirit of collective enterprise the magazine gathers under one roof. The magazine takes its name from Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve, the man who founded Montreal in 1642. A teenage soldier who experienced something of a religious conversion in his twenties, de Maisonneuve came from Champagne, where his last remains can be found today.

Maisonneuve has been described as a new New Yorker for a younger generation, or as Harper’s meets Vice, or as Vanity Fair without the vanity—but Maisonneuve is its own creature. Maisonneuve’s purpose is to keep its readers informed, alert, and entertained, and to dissolve artistic borders between regions, countries, languages and genres.

AND it’s from Montreal.

madelinecoleman:

Tonight, live in Montreal: Maisonneuve’s summer comedy show! $8 gets you in AND a copy of the new summer issue. How great is that?

Montreal Improv Theatre

3713 St. Laurent Blvd, #202

Doors at 8 p.m.

GUARANTEED BABES, MAGS AND LOTS O’ LAFFS

See you there!

— 2 years ago with 1 note

#montreal  #event 
Volunteer for Journee des Bons Voisins!

Ruepublique (formally Car Free Mile End) is presenting this season’s first road closure/street party on St. Viateur. June 18th will henceforth be known as Journee des Bons Voisins (translation, day of good neighbours).

The main objective is to celebrate the best aspects of enhanced public space, as well as to promote Mile-End’s strengths: sense of community, creativity and conviviality.

 The programming will include an artisan’s market (in collaboration with Old Skool Crafts) in the basement of St-Michaels church, bike repair workshops, music, yoga in the street, kiosks animated by community groups, youth and physical activities organized by the YMCA, public art, as well as participation by local merchants.

This year I’m sitting on the committee so contact me if you live in Montreal and have a couple of hours to spare on Saturday, June 18th. We’re looking for people to help set up, watch the traffic barriers, and generally float around making sure everyone is having a good time.

My contribution to Journee des Bons Voisins also includes a public art structure made of stacked recycling bins. Some of the bins will be used as planters, others as seating, and more just to create a cool maze / structure that will provide an urban oasis in the middle of the street. I’m really excited about this because this year we will be bringing up the benches from Hitting the Benchmark to provide even more seating.

— 2 years ago with 1 note

#montreal  #event  #cities  #hitting the benchmark