Urban Commons Lab

Do-It-Yourself Urbanism

Alaska Design Forum: This workshop kicked off a design challenge called Cabin in collaboration with the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center’s Cabin Fever Exhibition, from November 21, 2014, to February 8, 2015. The theme of Cabin highlights which addresses the inherent difficulties and the uniqueness of living in the frozen North. Following a talk focusing on the growing movement and examples of do-it-yourself urbanism that called out the agency and creativity of communities and citizens often in highly challenging circumstances, the workshop participants formed teams to develop design interventions that activate public spaces in the cold climate. [Link]

Alaska Design Forum and UAA Center for Community Engagement & Learning. Anchorage Museum (November 2, 2014). Workshop Speaker/ Jeff Hou. Cabin by Design Project Sponsors/Partners/Supporters/ National Endowment for the Arts, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Alaska Humanities Forum, Anchorage Centennial Celebration, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Alaska Small Business Development Center, University of Alaska Center for Community Engagement and Learning. (Images: Ash Adams, Jeff Hou)