Archtober Greenpoint: Developing a Tactical Urbanism Intervention

As we all know, October = Archtober.  Brooklyn has been the hub of emerging designers and forward-thinkers mainly because of the influx of cultures colliding and a healthy mix of locals and migrants.  Greenpoint is no stranger to that phenomenon.  It is a neighborhood where histories of migration, real estate pricing and burgeoning gentrification bring pierogis industrial arts spaces and the scent of impending property development within a few steps of each other.

In conjunction with Archtober, this Saturday,  October 6, 2012,  The Street Plans Collaborative and CNU New York will be hosting a guided street tour.  A crew of experienced urban tacticians will educate and inform you about using the streets to advocate for positive urban change, as well as finding new ways to think about and live in neighborhoods.  With Greenpoint as our laboratory, we’ll walk and talk our way through tactical logistics, practices, histories and possibilities, ending in one of Greenpoint’s finest refreshment establishments to debrief and plan the next steps for making actual change.

Tactical Urbanism Walking and Talking Tour

Meet: 5pm sharp meet @ Pencil Factory Bar (142 Franklin St)
5.30-6.30pm walking tour
6.30-7.30pm merry debriefing at the Pencil Factory Bar.

What to bring:
An umbrella, comfortable shoes, an open mind and plenty of ideas

If it’s raining:
We’ll meet inside the Pencil Factory Bar equipped with plenty of materials for discussion

Cost:
Free

Registration:
Please RSVP your name to natalia (AT) astudioforallthings.com or leemor.chandally (AT) gmail.com by Friday, October 5, 2012.

About Yana

Born and raised in the Philippines, Yana spent her first 7 years in the US living in LA. Now, a transplant to New York, she considers herself one of those people who fell in love with Greenpoint at first sight. For this little gypsy, the Big Apple is another great adventure. A bicycle-riding, art-loving, design junkie, she enjoys making new friends and discovering the brooklyn way of life: backyards, bikes and beers.

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