Living With Climate Change

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CANO and Crevasse 22 I River House invites St. Bernard and neighboring parishes to attend a series of citizen/designer collaborative workshops, or charrettes, beginning on June 18, with a second session in mid August, and a final session and presentation in late fall, 2016.

Join us for the new “Living with Climate Change” events and exhibitions. These workshops are planned to elicit new ideas for housing, landscaping, interior and industrial design, engineering and urban plans while engaging community members in a proactive process of considering adjustments to lifestyle and long term planning to reflect the realities of climate change. We anticipate innovative and exciting ideas evolving during these sessions, that could result in new products and plans of use for families and businesses and the parishes as a whole.

The first meeting will be comprised of informal conversations and break-out sessions allowing participants to brain storm and build-on inspirations that will later be shared with the gathering as a whole.

Building on the first session, the second workshop, in August, will identify the key ideas worth further exploration and discussion. Renderings and proposals will then be generated to become the focus of the final session. An exhibition of the drawings and descriptions of concepts developed during the series will also be presented. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided at each meeting.

New installation of Modgun at Crevasse 22
The first workshop is scheduled in conjunction with the presentation of the newly installed Modgun, a form of post disaster housing designed by sculptor/planner Robert Tannen. A model for the Gehry/Tannen Gun, a further exploration of the Modgun, by Frank Gehry and Robert Tannen will also be presented and on long term view.

A reception will follow the final work session/exhibition in the fall.
These events all underscore the evolving focus of St. Bernard Parish on the development of its natural and cultural resources.

Check back soon for further workshop details. To participate register at Eventbrite here.

This is a free event.

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