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Thursday, October 12 • 15:00 - 16:15
Workshop: Cure(eos)city: Exploring Placemaking Through Seasonal Effective Design

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While it’s easy to fall in love with a city on a sunny day, how can our environments support the needs of our residents through less inviting times?  Join us as we explore this question and discover the true meaning of Seasonal Effective Design.

Seasonal Effective Design integrates biodynamic placemaking practices to allow for greater social and ecological resilience. In this workshop we will work together on multiple case studies across North America and explore user-designed contextual interventions.

Questions we will discuss include:

-How can we create local support systems that accomodate social needs throughout the year?
-Why does our urban infrastructure collect puddles of water when it rains rather than accommodate absorption?
-How can we mitigate seasonal affective disorder through placemaking?  
-How can we foster a symbiotic relationship in our urban ecosystems?

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Eleanor Arkin

Co-founder, frida&frank
Eleanor Arkin (right), designer and chef, is originally from Berkeley, California. She is co-founder of the urban catalyst group frida&frank. In 2016 she graduated from UBC SALA’s Environmental Design Program with a focus in tactical urbanism and placemaking. She is interested is... Read More →
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Haley Roeser

Co-Founder, frida&frank
Haley Roeser is currently working with frida&frank on user-based collaborative placemaking projects. She works with a variety of partners to encourage tactical urbanism and seasonal effective approaches to soically sustainable city building. Haley's background is in urban research... Read More →
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Renée Miles Rooijmans

Co-founder, frida&frank
Renée Miles Rooijmans, anthropologist and gardener, originally from the Netherlands, is one of the founders of frida&frank. She is currently involved in several placemaking projects in Vancouver with a focus on seasonal effective design. Renée has previously set up placemaking... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 15:00 - 16:15 CEST
PDZ Floor 1: Expo Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands