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Sticks by students at Nusdeh Yoh School, Prince George, BC

Designing for Public Space engages a research team of Emily Carr design faculty and senior-level students to develop human-scale interventions and solutions for the public realm. Utilizing principles adapted from architecture, urban design, industrial design and exhibition design practices, the project incorporates topics including context, way-finding, materiality and scale; as well as the collaborative and practical aspects of working in public space. Considerations of sustainability, public vs. private space, temporality and civic responsibility will inform research and the development of prototypes. The intent of this project is to provide partners in Vancouver and Prince George with creative, practical and innovative solutions to real-world matters situated in the public realm.

Project team: Laura Kozak, Charlotte Falk, Jean Chisholm, Marcus Dénommé, Celine Hong, Augusta Lutynski

Project Partners: GNW Trust, City of Prince George, Two Rivers Gallery, Nusdeh Yoh School, Harwin Elementary

Project Updates: July 2019, June 2020

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