1. Dreaming of a Healing Garden

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    Joseph's House entered and won the Make DC (http://www.makedc.org) Designing Dreams contest in May 2014. As the winner, Make DC will provide Joseph's House with $20,000 in donated design services to create a new, wheelchair accessible healing garden surrounding Joseph's House. As the final step in the competition, Joseph's House joined other finalists in make a concise, visual presentation to a jury about our design dream. This video captures the images and narration of that presentation.

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    • MakeDC's Pitch Night 2014

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      Saturday’s conclusion to our Designing Dreams: 2014 Pitch Competition [http://www.makedc.org/#!designing-dreams/cfva] was a lively, and inspiring evening about the power of design, and how it can benefit local groups that work tirelessly to make D.C. a better place for everyone. We are very happy to announce that Joseph’s House [http://josephshouse.org] — which not only got the nod from our jury, but also earned the People’s Choice vote — is the competition winner, and will receive $20,000 in design services from MakeDC. We look forward to working with Executive Director Patty Wudel, and Deputy Director Scott Sanders, as well as everyone else at Joseph’s House to make their dream of a Healing Garden a reality. Watch for more news about this project soon. We’d also like to thank all the presenters and organizations who participated in this event, and their part in turning Pitch Night into such a success. MakeDC could not have done it without your belief that public-interest design matters. Special thanks to the finalists: • Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens [http://www.friendsofkenilworthgardens.org/] • D.C. Youth Orchestra [http://www.dcyop.org/] • Anacostia BID [http://www.anacostiabid.org/] • Groundswell [http://www.groundswell.org/] • Latin American Youth Center [http://www.layc-dc.org/] • Georgetown BID [http://www.georgetowndc.com/] Our jurors: • Jessica Fulton [http://www.dcfpi.org/staff] • Philippa Hughes [http://philippahughes.com/about/] • John F. Settles II [http://www.settlesfordcatlarge.com/] • Patricia Zingsheim [http://planning.dc.gov/DC/Planning/About+Planning/Who+We+Are/Divisions/Revitalization+and+Design/Staff+Biographies/ci.Patricia+Zingsheim.print] And of course our event providers: • Catering: Union Kitchen [http://unionkitchendc.com/] • Video: Auteur Productions [http://www.auteurproductions.com/] • Venue: District Architecture Center [http://aiadac.com/] Many thanks also to everyone who attended Pitch Night. Engaging the public is a primary mission for MakeDC, and your energy and enthusiasm on Saturday were proof to us that there is a lot of goodwill in the District that's just waiting to be tapped.

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      • Activating Vacancy - Neighborhood Kick-off

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        February 8th's Activating Vacancy Neighborhood Kick-off at the Eloise Lundy Recreation Center provided opportunities for artist teams to share the details of their projects and for community members of the Tenth Street Historic District to discover ways to participate in the initiative in an engaging, social atmosphere. While some folks shared stories from the neighborhood for Story Corners and Ghost Bridges, others registered for small business incubation with the Show Hill Biz Market, while still others began to conceive the panels they would contribute to The Ark on Noah Street.

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        • Fashion Night Out on the C&O Canal

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          Our team has imagined what the future of Fashion Night Out will look like on the C&O Canal in Washington, DC.

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          • Moderators of Change: Architecture That Helps

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            Andres Lepik, curator and editor of Moderators of Change: Architecture That Helps joined us at Van Alen Books on Friday, April 27 in conversation with architecture critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen of The New Republic to discuss his new book, the social impact of architecture, and the changing role of architects.

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            • Aaron Benjamin: Dallas City Grid, Order Disguised as Chaos

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              Spring 2013 bcSHOPFRONT series July 11, 2013 for more information about upcoming events: www.bcworkshop.org or email inform@bcworkshop.org On Thursday, July 11, bcWORKSHOP’s own Aaron Benjamin gave a lecture about the Dallas City Grid entitled Order Disguised as Chaos. New to the city of Dallas, Aaron began researching the history of the city grid and how we ended up with the street system we have today. Though the streets of Dallas may seem random, they are actually the result of hundreds of decisions made by the pioneers, land owners, business-people and politicians of Dallas over the last one hundred and seventy years.

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              • Iv Amenti - Activating Vacancy Artist Showcase

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                Activating Vacancy is an art and public interest design initiative in the Tenth Street Historic District of Dallas. Iv Amenti studied Theater Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2011 through a grant made possible by Mobilize.org, Iv started her own non-profit organization, C.O.R.E Elements Inc. whose mission is to strengthen the voices and self-determination of youth and adults through community advocacy utilizing arts, culture, leadership, and service. She is also lead acting coach for Soul Children's Theater, the resident theater company at the South Dallas Cultural Center. You can find Iv either on stage or in the heart of Dallas' communities merging the worlds of art and activism! To learn more, visit: bcworkshop.org/activatingvacancy/

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                • Epicenter at Structures for Inclusion 2014

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                  The most recent manifesto and some back story. Presentation given at Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY, March 22, 2014 http://ruralandproud.org designonthedottedline.org/fellows

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                  • Tammy Melody Gomez - Activating Vacancy Artist Showcase

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                    Activating Vacancy is an art and public interest design initiative in the Tenth Street Historic District of Dallas. Currently based in Texas, Tammy Gomez is a literary performer and playwright/director. As award-winning poet (Best Poet of Austin, Austin Chronicle, 1997), she has performed throughout the U.S., and in Mexico and Nepal. Her poems and essays have been anthologized widely, including in the Brooklyn Review, the Yellow Medicine Review, and Bicycle Love (Breakaway Books, 2004). She has lived in the mountains of New Mexico and Colorado, completed an introductory Permaculture Design course, and trekked up to see Mt. Everest in Nepal in 1999--all of which have shown her ways of living conscientiously on the earth. She is an urban gardener who has not owned a car in five years, and bicycles everywhere. To learn more, visit: bcworkshop.org/activatingvacancy/

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                    • bcSHOPFRONT: Academic Influences Panel

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                      Spring 2013 bcSHOPFRONT series June 07, 2013 for more information about upcoming events: www.bcworkshop.org or email inform@bcworkshop.org On Friday, June 7, bcWORKSHOP hosted a panel on the relationship between academic institutions, professional design practices, and the national public design movement. The panel was moderated by bcWORKSHOP's Associate Director Benje Feehan, and included Yasenia Blandon, the co-founder of Latinos in Architecture and Associate at Perkins + Will, Danny Samuels of the Rice Building Workshop, and Don Gatzke, Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington. The panel was part of the opening reception for the summer series of Shopfront events, which are themed around academic influences of public design practices.

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