Village Building Convergence

Village Building Convergence 2013

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VBC 15: Thrive it Up! May 22 - 31, 2015!

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

Our mission is to facilitate an annual collaboration and cross pollination of neighbors, groups, and civic partnerships to transform our city through village life patterns, education, and placemaking projects. This culminates in a 10 day springtime celebration.

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Become a VBC 15 Placemaker or Volunteer!VBC

A. VBC 15 Placemaking Packet RELEASED 11/25/14!

Who: Calling all Placemakers! Host a placemaking site in your neighborhood.

When: Deadline to apply is Thursday, January 22, 2015. Deadline to pay the application fee is Thur, Feb 5, 2015.

How
: Our VBC 15 Placemaking Program Application Packet consists of three main components.  

Join in

  1. Placemaking Toolkit (download pdf here): We've compiled a super handy resource or "Toolkit" which includes information about City Repair, the VBC, Permaculture, past VBC Design Ideas and a VBC 15 Placemaking Program Overview. 
  2. Placemaking Application/RFP InfoSheet (download pdf here): This comes packed with information about our new fee structure including three fee levels, scholarships, additional paid consultation services & the delicious goodies you will receive as a VBC 15 Placemaker!
  3. Placemaking Application/RFP: You can either download pdf here or fill it out online. The application is due Thursday, January 22, 2015. And Application Fees are due Thursday, February 5, 2015.

Questions?

Email: vbcplacemaking@cityrepair.org 

Google Voice: 503.489.7852

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B. Volunteer at VBC 15!

Volunteer

1) Help plan & coordinate the VBC event. We can't make the magic happen without volunteers. Even a few hours volunteering makes a big difference in your experience and that of others.

2) Build, help, create, and learn at neighborhood placemaking sites during the VBC.

3) We offer numerous worktrade shifts during VBC evening events to help us make this great event possible (and get free access to another evening event). These shifts are more intense than basic volunteer shifts. We will roll these out by April 2015.

4)  Offer housing for an out-of-town volunteer and receive free tickets to the evening programming at the main venue!

5)  Join your neighbors.

Interested?

Download our Volunteer Packet Here or go to http://bit.ly/CRFall2014VolunteerPacket

Email: volunteer@cityrepair.org

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More VBC info

We come together to create benches, community kiosks, gardens, street paintings, tile mosaics, and more! Neighbors join together with people who want to help and learn skills while bringing to life the natural building, permaculture, and public art projects that they’ve been planning. Learn valuable skills for urban sustainability and social regeneration while celebrating the creativity and diversity of our wonderful city!

Read more about the VBC... 

During the day, people have the opportunity to get involved with creative, community designed placemaking projects happening all over the city. There is natural 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 gathers at a central venue for a night of wholesome food, presentations by leaders in the forefront of positive change, and exhilirating musical performances from local bands. Prices here are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, with worktrade available most nights.

Stay in touch! Via Facebook and/or our Newsletter

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Archives ~ VBC 14: Beat of the Urban Hearth

The theme of Village Building Convergence 2014 was Beat of the Urban Hearthand occured from Friday, May 23rd through Sunday, June 1st. Click here for a map of placemaking projects for this year.

Central Venue 2014 was Sunnyside Methodist Church at 3520 SE Yamhill. They were gracious hosts. Thank you Sunnyside! 

Check out VBC 14 Village Builder magazine: 

City Repair's 2014 Village Builder magazine by realisticoptimist

 Click here to support the village by participating in our Indiegogo Campaign!