Tomorrow night, 7:30pm on Wednesday September 28th 2011 L.A. Eco-Village is excited to host the return of Portland City Repair visionaries! Mark Lakeman is one of the most inspiring speakers I’ve ever heard. Tomorrow both he and Marisha Auerbach will give a presentation on how City Repair engages communities, makes great places, and transforms intersections into crossroads. I highly recommend this talk! Full details after the jump.
7:30pm Wednesday September 28th 2011
Mark Lakeman and Marisha Auerbach
Suggestion donation $5-$15+, no one turned away for lack of fund
Reservations recommended: 213/738-1254 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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and here’s Lois’ official blurb:
This presentation will provide a detailed, “how-to” overview of numerous “repair” strategies that engage local communities in the re-visioningand re-creation of cities and neighborhoods. Drawing from City Repair models such as “intersection repair” and ‘block repair”, we will learn numerous principals and strategies for building local community networks, developing urban agriculture systems, and numerous other concepts for grassroots-style, sustainable urban transformation.About Mark LakemanMark is the co-founder of the non-profit placemaking organization The City Repair Project, and principal of the community design firm Communitecture. Mark has taken on the role of creative urban place-maker and community design facilitator in his commitment to the emergence of a sustainable cultural landscape. He seeks to make every design project one which will further thedevelopment of a community vision, whether it involves urban design and placemaking, ecological building, encourages community interaction, or assists those who typically do not have access to design services. His leadership in the City Repair Project has benefited communities across the North American continent including cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, and Ottawa where CityRepair Projects are underway. Stories of Mark’s projects have been told widely, including in such publications as Dwell, Architecture Magazine, New Village Journal, Yes magazine, and The Utne Reader.With City Repair, in 2003 Mark was awarded the National Lewis Mumford Award by the international organization Architects & Planners for Social Responsibility for his work with Dignity Village, one of the United States’ first self-developed, permanent communities by and for previously homeless people.The first Los Angeles Intersection Repair project at Bimini and White House Place in the Los Angeles Eco-Village was led by Mark in 2005, and has since spread to other neighbohoods in Los Angeles.About Marisha AuerbachMarisha has been practicing, studying, and teaching permaculture in the Pacific Northwest for the past decade. She is involved with many communities around Cascadia including Lost Valley, Tryon Life Community Farm, and City Repair. As an itinerant permaculture designer, Marisha calls the greater Olympia area home, especially the Wild Thyme Farm, a 150 acre permaculture demonstration farm and FSC certified forest in the northern Willapa Hills. Marisha encouragessustainable futures through sharing knowledge with others on a variety of topics including: permaculture, polyculture gardening, flower and gem essences, local economics, community building, ethnobotany, herbalism, edible landscape design, and organic gardening among others. Please contact Marishaif you are interested in hearing more about her workshop offerings. Click here to go to Marisha Auerbach’s homepage