Placemaking with Mark Lakeman & friends
The Meaningful Work Project is proud to present our latest collaboration. After an inspiring Learning Journey to Oregon this winter, we are proud to announce our latest project in urban placemaking. Working with Lindsay Meads of RE:Generate Design, Kym Chi of Giggling Chi Tree, and Natalia Zoldak, an urban designer, we are collaborating to host Mark Lakeman and Mighk Simpson from Portland July 17-20, 2014 in Calgary!
We have come together under the umbrella of City Repair Calgary, to bring Mark Lakeman and Mighk Simpson to our city.
Mark Lakeman is an inspired architect who, with his neighbours, transformed their own intersection into a place for community gatherings and interaction in 1996. This started a revolution in Portland, OR that has spread throughout the city and birthed City Repair, an organization that engages citizens in transforming places. He is a national leader in the development of sustainable public places. In the last decade he has directed, facilitated, or inspired designs for more than three hundred new community-generated public places in Portland, Oregon alone. Through his leadership in Communitecture, Inc., and its various affiliates such as the The City Repair Project (501(c)3), The Village Building Convergence, and the Planet Repair Institute, he has also been instrumental in the development of dozens of participatory organizations and urban permaculture design projects across the United States and Canada. Mark works with governmental leaders, community organizations, and educational institutions in many diverse communities.
Mighk Simpson is a permaculturalist, writter and community organizer whose homebase is the islands in the Salish Sea. He is a co-founder of the Planet Repair Institute.