|November 3, 2013 · Doors open at 5:00pm
6pm Mark Lakeman City Repair
7:30pm Placemaking workshop with James Rojas
8:30pm Special Performance by Moses Sumney
$20/Door or $10/Advance
1355 Lincoln Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Mark Lakeman is the co-founder of the non-profit placemaking organization The City Repair Project, and principal of the community architecture and planning firm Communitecture.
Mr. Lakeman is also an urban place-maker and permaculture designer, community design facilitator, and an inspiring catalyst in his very active commitment to the emergence of sustainable cultural landscapes everywhere. Every design project he is involved with furthers the development of a beneficial vision for human and ecological communities. Whether this involves urban design and placemaking, ecological building, encourages community interaction, or assists those who typically do not have access to design services, Mark’s leadership has benefited communities across the North American continent. These include cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, and Ottawa where City Repair Projects are underway.
“What if we could rebuild Pasadena today?” with James Rojas. This project will capture the power of the individual and collective community imagination by crafting their ideal community. The one-hour workshop is timely, uncomplicated, as well as entertaining. The workshop is hands on and for twenty minutes participants amuse themselves playing freely with the thousands small objects redesigning their community based on their personal experience, needs and wishes. They investigate their own personal relationship to their neighborhood and identify physical challenges and produce solutions into a miniature landscape. Each participant has one minute to present his or her solution, which is translated into standard planning terms. After all the presentations, participants collaborate in teams for fifteen minutes to create a conceptual community plan.
Special Performance by Moses Sumney Moses Sumney is a new LA-based singer & songwriter. Growing up, he was so shy that he would write songs avidly but hide them inside his mattress. At 20, he moved out of his parents’ house to study creative writing at UCLA and finally gathered the courage to start performing music. After purchasing a beat-up guitar from a friend, he taught himself to play and accompany himself. He grew quickly as an artist at UCLA, soon performing weekly alongside the university’s most esteemed musicians. Now graduated, he creates soul-infused folk music using guitar and unique arrangements built on loop pedals.
Recently, SPIN Magazine described him as a “soul-folk warrior,” Okayplayer called him “a name you should be hearing plenty of,” and Pigeons & Planes called his voice a “breathing instrument that suggests a depth of feeling lyrics can only partially express.”All of this, and he hasn’t even officially released any music yet.
For more information please contact
Presented by La Loma Development
The Institute of Urban Ecology
(626) 421-6185 ph