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April 7, 2016 at 10:33 PM

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Make it Rain: a design workshop for rainy public spaces (April 17)

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Got an idea to make public space more lovable in the rain? Join members of the VPSN crew for Make it Rain – our Design Sunday workshop at the Museum of Vancouver!

We’ve put together a hands-on, interactive and fun workshop that explores what we can do to make public spaces usable and enjoyable all year round – especially in rainly climates like Vancouver.

Museum of Vancouver ~ 1100 Chestnut Street
Sunday April 17, 2:30-5:00pm

Participants will review and discuss precedent studies from other cities, followed by a “live” analysis of remote video feeds from around the city of Vancouver.

Together, we’ll create materials and documentation that can be used for advocacy and education directed towards making Vancouver’s public spaces better adapted for the rainy months.

After all, isn’t it time that we got beyond the umbrella? Let’s champion Vancouver as an all-weather city and figure out ways to celebrate one of our most overlooked assets: the rain.

:: Register Make it Rain

Call for volunteers: Want to help with workshop? We could use a few extra hands for various day-of activities. Please contact our volunteer coordinator Michelle Pollard for more info

The VPSN’s Make it Rain workshop is part of the Museum of Vancouver and Urbanarium’s Design Sundays series. Every Sunday afternoon (2:30-5:00pm) throughout April, the Museum will curate a series of playful explorations and thoughtful workshops in conjunction with the Your Future Home exhibition and its central themes: Affordability, Density, Mobility and Public Space. 

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