Earlier this year the Provibers submitted a proposal for KAPOW – Bellingham’s annual Placemaking Competition. Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well being. Placemaking is […]
On Dec. 11, 2015, Changemakers gathered from all over Vancouver, BC to celebrate the good work between their collaborative missions. Many of these Changemakers are working in silos and feel lonely in their ventures. As a result, The Provibers stepped up and commissioned a local designer to craft recycled friendship bracelets as a way to further connection […]
We fulfilled our first What Do You Need request! Beaumont Studios Art Society has a mission to expand their community and further develop their network of artists, designers, developers, builders, and thinkers. All community members are invited to participate in events and it is always an open door policy for any who come to the space with […]
Following the second annual Leverage CAMP held at THNK on Oct. 22nd, Provibers took the stage for the Beverage Lab where CAMP participants mingled with other values-led business leaders. Provibers were the social glue, they helped pull people out of their shells and had them talking to one another. They were instrumental in making it all happen […]
In what became the greatest multi-week makers block party in the furthest corner of the Pacific Northwest, the Commercial Street Night Market highlighted craft makers, musicians, artists, lighting specialists and creative designers to take over an under-served street in Bellingham, Washington. As part of a 2015 citywide place making design competition titled “Kapow”, the Commercial Street Night […]
The City of Bellingham, Washington (population 82,000) has been working to revitalize their urban core for nearly 20 years. With much attention focused on cleaning up a downtown park (Maritime Heritage Park) that has held home to years of urban blight, illegal drug use and safety concerns (otherwise categorized as abnormal behaviour), the City of […]
June 6 was 100in1 day in Vancouver and we wanted to get involved. We got dressed up in our duds and danced the streets of Commercial drive inviting people from our neighbourhood to join us for an evening of food, music and an opportunity to get to know each other. It was a hit! Thank you […]
We are 25 urban entrepreneurs/engagement strategists intending to take on the plight of loneliness and isolation in Vancouver. In the spirit of research, we attended First Friday/Art Murmur in Oakland, in San Francisco we met with some successful community organizations and we animated the streets with the constant flow of our Colourless Carnival dance party.