Climate Response

Tue Sep 26 2023 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Urbanarium | Vancouver

Climate Response
Building neighbourhood-level interventions + retrofits for climate emergencies.
About this Event

What can we design to protect each other from smoke, fires, extreme heat and cold, flooding, earthquakes and other environmental emergencies?

Join us in co-designing small-scale interventions, retrofits, and brand new designs that could be integrated in our Metro Vancouver climate response planning and action.

While the effects of climate change increase rapidly, it doesn't feel like our cities are taking quick enough action to build and prepare plans to protect residents in emergencies. What might community driven small scale builds and and retrofits look like?

This summer, Urbanarium ran a poll tournament asking which climate solutions participants’ thought would have the biggest impact. Alongside the poll was a Journal Entry that imagined Climate Response Centres transforming the built environment providing the adaptive vision, community space, respite and resources necessary for change in weather.

Please take our new poll where we ask: which climate event do you think we need to prepare for most urgently?

This studio is open to everyone, refreshments from Callister Brewing & Craft Soda will be served!

Guest Speaker (TBC)

Facilitators (TBC)

Illustrators (X7 TBC)

About The Studio

The Urbanarium Studio is an urban design workshop place hosted by a collective of planners, designers and architects. This passionate cohort convenes groups and facilitates graphic discourse on city-making challenges through charrette-style live events. Participants watch their ideas come to life LIVE in a fun, interactive setting that aims to inform, entertain and output inspired ideas and design. Previous Studio sessions include: The Future of Work and the Future of Housing (UBC Master of Urban Design Alumni), Redesign Public Space (Vancouver Design Week and Vancouver Public Space Network), Public Washrooms (BC Housing and CityHive 2021), Black Youth Take on the Fourth Place (Ethọ́s Lab 2020), Everything You Want Is All Around You (Ethọ́s Lab 2021), The Connected City (Ethọ́s Lab 2022), Building Atlanthos (Ethọ́s Lab 2023), False Creek Resilience and Sea-level Rise (Arts Umbrella Summer Architecture Intensive 2020), Air, Water and Land - A New Civic Space for Vancouver (Arts Umbrella Summer Architecture Intensive 2021), Seniors Housing: Building Ecologies (Arts Umbrella Summer Architecture Intensive 2022), Young Planners Assemble: Draw Your City! (City of Vancouver, Vancouver Plan), Splash Pads of the Future (Granville Island), Downtowns of the Future (DVBIA/BOMA), Monuments of the Future (Heritage Vancouver), Mobile Artist Studios of the Future (FLEET/Other Sights), Staircases from Bridges (Granville Island), Floating Markets (Granville Island), and Adult Play (Granville Island). You can find the drawings from the sessions on our Instagram page.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Urbanarium, 1249 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, Canada


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