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