Creating Humancentric Spaces
An evening with Mark Lakeman, founder of Portland's City Repair Project
Doors open at 6:30pm. Transition Pasadena will present at 7:00pm. Mark Lakeman to follow at 7:40pm.
Event admission suggested donation, sliding scale: $10 - $20. No one turned away for lack of funds. Dinner by ChaVegan Kitchen (both vegan/non vegan options) and beverages by Sidewalk Cafe HTS will be available for purchase.
City Repair has inspired people to paint intersections, install benches, plant gardens, build Little Free Libraries, and other creative techniques which bring people together as a neighborhood and a community.
Transition Pasadena, a local community action group working to connect, inspire, and support individuals and neighborhoods using the Transition Model to build resilient communities, will be opening the presentation by sharing some of their local work on placemaking projects.
Come meet Mark, hear some of his experiences and thoughts, get inspired, and connect with people who are launching projects to transform their local places in Pasadena and LA such as the Seed Library of Los Angeles, The Growing Home and Learning Center, Playhouse Parklets, and others.
About Mark Lakeman:
Mark Lakeman is a national leader in the development of sustainable public places. Lakeman created City Repair and the Village Building Convergence to reclaim city spaces for the people. In the last decade with the help of thousands of volunteer activists, he has directed, facilitated, and inspired designs for more than three hundred new community generated public places in Portland, Oregon alone, and many more worldwide.