City Repair, an organized group action that educates and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live, is hosting the 11th annual Village Building Convergence (VBC) in Portland from May 27 through June 5, 2011.
The VBC is a ten-day placemaking festival that combines crowdsourced activism, creative community development, hands-on education and celebration.
11th Annual VBC in brief: We will come together to create benches, community kiosks, gardens, street paintings, tile mosaics, and more! Come join your neighbors as they bring to life the natural building, permaculture, and public art projects that they’ve been planning for the last 4 months. Learn valuable skills for urban sustainability and social regeneration while celebrating the creativity and diversity of our wonderful city!
During the day, participants have the opportunity to participate, for free, in creative, community designed placemaking projects all over town.
Presentations, food, and musical performances fill the evenings – 9 day tickets for the evening events can be purchased online or at the door.
Visit the Village Building Convergence website for more project and event details.