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Village Building Convergence (Portland, OR)

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Village Building Convergence (Portland, OR)

Time: May 29, 2012 to June 3, 2012
Location: Portland, Oregon
City/Town: Portland, Oregon
Website or Map: http://vbc.cityrepair.org/
Event Neighbourhood and Type: festival, village building
Organized By: City Repair
Latest Activity: May 31, 2012

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I'm wondering if anyone might plan on attending this event and wants to be part of a train (or vehicle) convoy or Village Vancouver contingency. I'd also like to create some story-telling and information sharing opportunities in Vancouver upon return. Please send me a message if interested (Brian Osterlin)

From the website:
City Repair's Village Building Convergence is an annual ten-day placemaking festival that combines crowdsourced activism, creative community development, hands-on education and celebration.

12th 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. Learn valuable skills for urban sustainability and social regeneration while celebrating the creativity and diversity of our wonderful city!

During the day, you will have the opportunity to get involved with creative, community designed placemaking projects happening all over the city. There will be natural building, gardening, art, and many other fun things to do and great people doing them with you! This aspect of the event is always free.

During the evening everyone will gather at a central venue for a night of wholesome food, presentations by leaders in the forefront of positive change, and exhilirating musical performances from local bands. Prices here range from free to $30, with worktrade available most nights.

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Comment by Ross Moster on May 31, 2012 at 4:42pm

Hi Charlotte,

I don't think I'm going to make it this year - just too much going on here this week. Have a great time, and I look forward to hearing about your experiences!

Cheers,
Ross

Comment by Charlotte Adamson on May 30, 2012 at 5:07pm

Hi Ross, are you still going to this? I am headed down for the weekend and am thinking of going to see one of the speakers on Friday and volunteering on Saturday. This is basically the reason I've been wanting to go to Portland! So may as well ge in the middle of the fun. Maybe I will see you there!

Charlotte

Comment by Dana Wilson on May 8, 2012 at 4:51pm

Hi Brian,
Thank you for the post. I am interested, but can't go until the after 6pm on May 30. I can stay til the end and happy to create story-telling and info sharing upon return.
It sounds brilliant!
Best,
Dana

Comment by Ross Moster on May 3, 2012 at 1:28am

Did you see Jordan Bober's post? He's going down from the 25th-28th. If I go, it'll be sometime between the 28th and the 1st (and/or possibly the 2nd-3rd).

Comment by Ross Moster on May 3, 2012 at 1:25am

Possibly, Brian. A bunch of us went down last year and it was a lot of fun.

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