All posts by Niki Angelis

May/June Events

dufferinIt’s that time of year again where outdoor festivals, placemaking efforts and community events are in full swing. Here are just a few taking place this month:

Doors Open Toronto
Toronto, ON Canada
May 28 – May 29, 2016

London Festival of Architecture
London, UK
June 1 – June 30, 2016

Village Building Convergence, City Repair
Portland, OR USA
June 3 – June 12, 2016 Continue reading

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Positivity, freedom, love and nature

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In the small Italian town of Arcugnano, 5 murals grace the walls of the local kindergarten. Okuda San Miguel was invited to participate in the 3rd edition of the “Art in the Streets” project where he and his assistant Antonyo Marest used bold colours and patterns to connect the art to the surrounding community. In his own words, Okuda describes how his process was impacted by the children, parents and teachers  of Arcugnano: “I had a project in mind but in Arcugnano I changed my mind to leave a message of positivity, freedom, love and nature”. Continue reading

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Design for Diversity – Welcome the 99%

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At OpenCity, we have spent the last seven years learning about what motivates diverse people to spend time in a place and connect with others. Design for Diversity is a new way of viewing, planning and designing public space through a lens of inclusion and diversity. Over the coming weeks we will unpack the Design for Diversity manifesto to ease planners and city lovers into the practice. “Welcome the 99%” is all about creating inclusive public spaces as a key to good urban design.  Continue reading

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