Upcycled Urbanism is a participatory project stemming from the desire to challenge the status quo of urban design in Vancouver. Using Facebook to communicate information about workshops, teams of artists, designers, students and creative individuals came together to discusses ideas, potential changes and design prototypes.
This month, teams will come together to actually build their ideas using material salvaged from the construction of Port Mann Bridge. Creations will be on display in an outdoor exhibition throughout July. The community will be asked to provide feedback and critique the design-build displays.By encouraging people to think about public space, Upcycled Urbanism hopes to provoke conversations about urban design, the public realm, foster collaboration between unlikely groups and create a sense of community.