Monday, February 17, 2014

The Children Youth and Environments Centre for Community Engagement from Boulder Colorado hosts a codesign workshop

Take a look at the fantastic photos from the City of Boulder Colorado Government's Bike/Walk Summit event on 2/6/14. Mara Mintzer, Tori Derr and Louise Chawla helped organize the University of Colorado Boulder Environmental Design Program's collaboration with the city through the Children, Youth and Environments Center. Nine Environmental Design (ENVD) students and two ENVD graduates served as graphic illustrators during the Summit enabling the city to bring the Co-Design process for participatory design from Vancouver, Canada to the United States. The originator of Co-Design, Canadian architect Stanley King, and his colleague artist Susan Chung, presented this process during the ENVD Fall Lecture Series last November. As part of the process, artists worked with small groups of 4-8 participants creating scenes of public spaces as participants responded to questions about the activities they would like to engage in and sensory experiences they would like to have. By volunteering to do the drawings, ENVD students made it possible for the city to introduce Co-Design to 140 Summit participants. Appreciation goes to Christy Horber and Jennifer Freeman, ENVD graduates, and current ENVD students Nathan Brien, James Bowe, Lane Calabro, Travis Cobb, Jon Fenton, Mariah Hermsmeyer, Deanna Hurd, Anna Reynoso and Bill Shrum. Photos by Lynn M. Lickteig