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11th Annual Village Building Convergence

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Urban Alchemy: Transforming Spaces into Places

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May 27, 2011 12:00 AM
Jun 05, 2011 12:00 AM


Portland, OR

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City Repair's Village Building Convergence is an annual ten-day placemaking festival that combines crowdsourced activism, creative community development, hands-on education and celebration.


11th Annual VBC

in brief: Come together to create benches, community kiosks, gardens, street paintings, tile mosaics, and more! Come join like-minded placemakers as they bring to life the natural building, permaculture, and public art projects that they’ve been planning for the last 4 months. Learn valuable skills for urban sustainability and social regeneration while celebrating the creativity and diversity of the wonderful city of Portland!


During the day, you will have the opportunity to get involved with creative, community designed placemaking projects happening all over the city. There will be building, gardening, art, and many other fun things to do and great people doing them with you! This aspect of the event is always free.


During the evening everyone will gather at a central venue for a night of wholesome food, presentations by leaders in the forefront of positive change, and exhilarating musical performances from local bands. 9-day tickets for evening events are on sale now for pre-purchase and are available per night at the door.

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