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Orca School & Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Presents:

City Repair Project: A Street Corner Revolution


Slide Show & Talk with Mark Lakeman

Date: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Goleta Public Library - 500 North Fairview Ave, Goleta CA, 93117
Donation: $10.00 - $20.00 sliding scale.

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Event Description

Join visionary architect Mark Lakeman as he inspires and guides the grid structure of a typical American city into a vital social commons, with Portland's City Repair Project ( www.cityrepair.org ), with a lecture and slide show on Monday, May 2, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Goleta Public Library.

Now a national movement, City Repair is about cities, towns, grids and the intersections where our lives can converge. Multidisciplinary, City Repair combines architecture, urban planning, anthropology, community development, public art, permaculture, and ecological design in projects that transform public space. Formed in 1996, City Repair was conceived as an "anti-virus" to combat isolation and over-commodification of conventionally designed cities, by literally inserting villages into cities.

Mark Lakeman is an architect and creative director of the ecological design firm Communitecture. A founding member of the City Repair Project, Lakeman helps coordinate the hugely popular Village Building Convergence, sponsored annually by the city of Portland, that brings architects, planners, and artists together for ten days of concentrated work with neighborhood residents and volunteers. Lakeman has traveled extensively in southern Mexico where his inspiration for community living came from living with traditional Maya peoples.

The lecture and slide show take place on Monday, May 2, at 6:30 - 8:30 pm for a donation of $10-$20 (sliding scale), no reservations are required. The event will be held at the Goleta Public Library, 500 North Fairview Ave, Goleta CA, 93117.
For more information: (805) 962-2571, or email wes@sbpermaculture.org.

Sponsored by Orca School & Santa Barbara Permaculture Network

Event co-sponsors: SBCC Center for Sustainability Cities As the Solution series & Santa Barbara Food Not Lawns


Event Info & YouTubE VIDEOs:

:: Transform Space into Place with Mark Lakeman

:: Sustainable World Radio Interview with Mark Lakeman:
Visionary architect Mark Lakeman talks about the inception of the City Repair movement, and his mission of creating villages within cities. By reclaiming urban spaces, we can transform cities into places of beauty, art, creativity, and connection.

:: About Orca School:
Orca School offers academics supported by the arts, theater, music, foreign language, handwork, community service, permaculture, and time in nature. Grades pre-K through 8, with Santa Barbara's first mixed age forest kindergarten.