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!
On the 14th of July, the team spent a warm afternoon pasting our schematic ideas to our frame. The 1:1 design process was the perfect media for testing and comparing the different designs that we all had. Detailing yet to come, but our designs focused on how different spaces might be used for different projects over time, for different projects by different stakeholders.
The Mobile Workshop Group We are a group of designers that build future scenarios on how we can live together in new ways. For design colleges and institutes we develop workshops that on a very practical and hands on way engage students, and later …
Local ally Alley Valkyrie and others are trying to enfranchise the great advocacy work that they do. Check out their website and read some of the excellent blog pieces about the realities of marginalization in Eugene.
Here’s some photos of our recent design iterations folks. We are calling it Make->Shift, a portable make station. We are looking at different types of trailers and different types of tools, but the basic idea is a product that helps give agency to individuals to make/repair material goods and personal belongings.
Email us if you know where to put this, or what you want to see inside!