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.
We gathered ourselves together one sunny Saturday to help build a bike shed. Charlie and Little Bear are founders and contributors to a community-living house in East Vancouver where residents share a commitment to working, eating, playing and exercising together, living sustainably and acting conscientiously. The bike shed stores 8 bicycles, enabling residents to easily […]
Bellingham’s social engagement wizard and owner of the Roost, Nick is the man when it comes to hosting people and parties for the greater community. The Roost has been a favourite landing pad for artists and musicians from all over the continent and he needed a hand to accommodate visitors and residents safely and more […]