After leaving the Levee Trail event, we finished off the day with a cookout at CHWC’s Splitlog Farm in the Grandview Neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas. Grilling skewers, chicken chili and plenty of corn on the cob was a great way to end the day. Professor Shannon Criss’s arch608 students were able to gather even more community intelligence from the many neighbors that showed up for great food and conversation. Perfect day!
Many thanks to Steve Curtis of Community Housing of Wyandotte County for opening up and sharing the farm.
After we left La Placita in the morning we headed over to a new bike and walk trail that is being planned for the Kaw River levee, running along the river between Kansas Avenue and the 12th Street bridge, in Kansas City, Kansas. Professor Nils Gore’s Arch509 studio will be helping to develop elements for improving the trail.
Special thanks to Wesley McKain, of Unified Government Health Department; Linda Pendleton, of the Armourdale Renewal Association, who sent out flyers to the Armourdale Community about the event; and Bundy Jenkins and Ernie of the Kaw Valley Drainage District, who helped us plan the event. We got some great advice from all the people who stopped by to share their knowledge.
To start the first of 3 events, we rode in the parade down Central Avenue yesterday before arriving at Bethany Park to engage with Kansas City, Kansas Grandview Neighborhood residents about their community. Professor Shannon Criss’s KU Arch608 design studio is working in the neighborhood to make proposals for infill projects and “small bets” to promote healthy eating and active living. Many thanks to Marty Thoennes and Edgar Galicia of CABA for inviting us to participate, and to all the residents who spent some time sharing their knowledge. It was a beautiful day!
For more about the studio, see: Connecting the Dottes.
Last Wednesday we went on the road with folks from Lawrence Arts Center to the three high schools in Lawrence: Lawrence High School, Free State High School and Bishop Seabury Academy, to offer mobile screen printing of art posters to the high school students. Though the weather started off a little damp, it ended up sunny and bright for a really fun time. Hundreds of students came through to print Art of Rock posters and t-shirts. It was a good day!
MoCOLAB was out in the streets of Lawrence in support of the Lawrence Arts Center‘s Art Tougeau parade, and the Buskerfest, which happened the same weekend. We exhibited some work from KU’s School of Architecture, Design and Planning demonstrating our expertise in Public Interest Design.
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The MoCOLAB went to Kansas City, Kansas last weekend for a Community Block Party and Health Fair sponsored by The New Bethel Church on the edge of Jersey Creek Park. We attended to share some work that was done by Nils … Continue reading
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The moCOLAB was parked outside the Kansas City Center for Architecture and Design on March 27 to help kick off KC Design Week. Inside we had an exhibit featuring work by faculty and students in the KU School of Architecture Design … Continue reading
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The second MoCoLab event was held in Lawrence to support the Barker Neighborhood Association’s attempts to improve walkability in the neighborhood. Last July, in conjunction with the City of Lawrence, AARP Kansas and Kaw Valley OWL, Dan Burden, executive director … Continue reading
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We had our first event on Friday night! It’s been a long journey since we picked up the 1972 Airstream Land Yacht just over a year ago and transformed it into the KU Mobile Collaboratory. Now we get to put … Continue reading