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How would you redesign Waterville?

November 26, 6:00 PM8:00 PM

Free

You are invited to the Urban Design Cooperative’s second annual design event, where we will present proposals for community-oriented design projects in Waterville. I have attached a flier; please circulate to anyone who might be interested.

The group would love community feedback on these developing projects; we’re also looking for partners to help us shape and execute them. The event is informal and conversational. Come any time between 6p and 8p, eat some snacks, and discuss creative, community-based, ethical urban development.

Spread the Word (and RSVP if possible)

If you plan on coming, please let me know at bdlisle@colby.edu, so I can make sure we’ve got enough food and drink. If you know others who might be interested, please invite them too. And if you forget to RSVP, please come anyway.

What Is the Urban Design Cooperative?

The Urban Design Cooperative was developed through Art, Community, and Ethical Development, an experimental course in the American Studies program at Colby College. Participants explore how buildings and neighborhoods can be platforms for art, culture, and community. We imagine ways we can ethically redevelop urban spaces, constructing sustainable places that value beauty and resident rights over narrow profit logics. The course was originally designed in conjunction with the visit of Theaster Gates in fall 2017; his Rebuild Foundation and Place Lab in Chicago serve as models for our work in Waterville.

You can follow us on Instagram @urbandesigncoop.

We look forward to seeing some of you there! Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Benjamin D. Lisle
Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies
author of Modern Coliseum: Stadiums and American Culture (UPenn Press, 2017)
project coordinator, Digital Maine
207.859.4587 (work)
512.773.5851 (mobile)
Colby College, Miller 314
4587 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901

Details

Date:
November 26
Time:
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost:
Free
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