October News: Public Workshop Presenting At The BMW Guggenheim Lab + Much, Much More!

Posted on October 1st, 2011 at 1:20 pm by in Events, News


October News: Public Workshop Presenting At The BMW Guggenheim Lab + Much, Much More!

September has been a busy month for Public Workshop. It kicked off with Alex Gilliam presenting on the importance of prototyping behaviors for civic innovation at the Social Capitol Markets Conference on a panel about prototyping with Jocelyn Wyatt of IDEO.org, Adam Dole of the Mayo Clinic and Veronika Scott of the Empowerment Plan. Thanks to Sarah Brooks of Hot Studio for inviting us to be a part of the panel. Non-stop days followed, working with our collaborators at openhousenewyork and DreamYard on our NEA funded youth community design leadership program in the Bronx; developing a unique placemaking event, interactive website and six month festival of ideas that helps Austin, TX rethink how to engage its cultural assets in the redevelopment of underused public spaces; Alex starting to teach at the University of the Arts, helping the University grow their curriculum around social entrepreneurship; we wrapped up the design of a master plan with a talented cast of collaborators for a Manhattan park and skatepark for an invited Architecture For Humanity competition; we led another design-build workshop for #teendesignheroes on a vacant lot at the Village For Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia; and finalized plans for launching our Build It! Disks that allow people to create fantastic structures that challenge possibility on playgrounds,vacant lots,in classrooms and their own backyard.

Phew and that’s just the half of it.

It should also be mentioned that our superstar friend and former intern Brenda, responsible for helping us create a number of ground-breaking projects including Shadelab, is no longer a #teendesignhero. Brenda turned 21 in September…..Happy Birthday Brenda, you rock!

Believe it or not, October is shaping up to be even busier but a heck of a lot of fun. Four major projects launch this month, we’re working on a new website for Public Workshop (thank goodness) and here are a few of our upcoming workshops and presentations. Please stop by and say hello!

October 2nd          BMW/Guggenheim Lab New York City, 1-4 pm

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October 8th        Recharging Art + Public Design Austin, TX, 9-3 pm

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October 8th        Old Bakery Idea-Thon Austin, TX, 4-7 pm

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October 10/11th Design In Action Conference Philadelphia, PA

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October 15th      openhousenewyork Weekend at the Center For Architecture  New York City 12-4 pm

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October 15th      BMW/Guggenheim Lab New York City, 8-10 pm

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October 16th      openhousenewyork Weekend at DreamYard  New York City 1-3 pm

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November 16th McGill University Montreal