Village Building Convergenece 2013
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.
We will come together to create benches, community kiosks, gardens, street paintings, tile mosaics, and more! Come join your neighbors as they bring 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, you will have the opportunity to get involved with creative, community designed placemaking projects happening all over the city. There will be 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 will gather 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.
Fri May 24: Matt Bibeau, Marc Tobin & Mark Lakeman, Tim Snider & The Sound Society, Jeanna Love
Sat May 25: Jordan Fink, La Laurien, Eva Edleson, Harriet Fasenfest, Sol Nectar, & more
Mon May 27: Francis Michaelson & Helen Hill, Nala Wala, Harmonica Pocket
Wed May 29: Paul Cienfuegos, Sam Adams, Cameron Whitten, & friends; Theodore & The Illuminators
Fri May 31: Karen Hery, Lindsay Hagaman, The Melting Pot with Dr. J Broadcast thru KBOO
Sat June 1: Erin Innes, Pandora Thomas, Sacred Circle Dance, & more
Alberta Abbey (View)
126 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211