We are a group of students in designBridge building a mobile tool shop for the grassroots production, repair and maintenance of housing, personal item and wares for houseless folks in Eugene, Oregon.
A big thanks to Sam Gherke for a fantastic set of photos from The Common Good's unveiling of the mobile workshop the weekend before last! It was a fantastic event we will treasure forever, and I am so glad we have this beautiful record to remember it by! Big hugs to all the team members who put so much work into this project. We are deeply indebted to the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and other donors who made it possible. ALSO, a huge shout-out to our event guests and residents of Opportunity Village Eugene who helped make the celebration a success!
Well we had quite the week preparing for our ribbon cutting - had to use the worklights in the trailer on a couple occasions - but we are done! We had a wonderful celebration on Saturday, with a very popular bike clinic and lots of pizza!
More photos from our presentation at the OVE grand opening last Saturday the 5th. We were asking folks to imagine how this tube-steel trailer frame could be transformed into a learning space for production and maintenance of village resident needs.
We met a lot of great new folks who gave us valuable feedback and advice. We will be going out to the village council meeting this evening to discuss specifics.
Thought folks might find this interesting. Seems like the US could use some new building codes/incentives for projects that aid the property-less with mobile infrastructure that temporarily resides on public property.
We had a wonderful and insightful time at the Opportunity Village Eugene Grand Opening this last Saturday. It was great to see so many Eugenians come out in support of this wonderful new endeavor (the weather helped). We placed our trailer frame on the spot of ground it will occupy when we finish, and invited residents and event guests to imagine the role of this make station in the village.
To learn more about Opportunity Village, our client, check out their website, and some of the media coverage of the October 5th event:
In addition to NOT updating our blog, The Common Good Team has been hard at work drafting details on these warm summer nights. We’ve picked up two more team members, Collin and Cem, and together, we should be finishing up a design that we will start building in the next month or two. Design iterations to come!