From the Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI)
We're looking for artists, makers, residents, merchants, families, youth, handy-folks, etc!
Tactical urbanism refers to quick, often temporary, affordable projects that aim to make a small part of a city more livable, lively or enjoyable. The aim of STREET LAB: UPHAM'S is to put tactical urbanism in the hands of the community by creating an open lab where community members can step in, work with local artists, designers and builders to prototype and re-imagine everyday aspects of public space. This will take place in the heart of Upham's Corner as part of Upham's Corner ArtPlace.
STREET LAB: UPHAM'S is looking for local residents interested in joining us to learn, as well as more experienced creative people from near and far. (Stipends are available for experienced makers from the greater Upham’s area who can join us for at least four Saturdays!)
If you have any of the following skills and are interested in working on small projects in Upham’s this fall, we would love to meet you!
- Basic to advanced construction skills
- Experience in a metal shop, woodshop/ wood working
- Jig making
- Sewing, crochet, knitting
- Fabric work
Or if you are a
- Furniture maker
- Bike mechanic