(Free) Urban Design Hack Event - Changify Shoreditch

I'm a volunteer for an interesting hackathon taking place the weekend of Fri Jan 25th - Sat Jan 26th on the subject of Urban Design/Design for Social Change. As the Zeitgeist Movement's motto is to improve the world, I thought why not share this exciting opportunity with the rest of the group to consider: http://changifyshoreditch2.eventbrite.co.uk/

"Changify" is a new crowdfunding platform for local community-led change projects to seek backing from brands, local businesses and other supporters being launched early in 2013. Over the evening of Fri 25th Jan and daytime Sat 26th January, we're going to "Changify Shoreditch" together, with an exciting blend of local exploration, reporting and creative problem solving. This particular event will focus on the themes of the Environment, Quality of Living, Business, and Transport.

How?
1) On Friday... participants turn roving urban reporters - exploring past, present and future Shoreditch on a tour hosted by city guides Peter Berthoud and Alternative London. Participants are encouraged to "Snap", "tweet" and "rate" issues and inspirations they notice en route. The Tour of Shoreditch is followed by two short talks from local community & business representatives, including Tower Hamlets Councillor Joshua Peck and Jack Skillen, Hackney resident & Head of Projects (Streets) at Living Streets.
2) On Saturday... participants review their findings to build a local picture of what should be changify'd and how local busineses and brands (in and around Shoreditch) can help. Participants have the option of teaming-up to hone their ideas, and pitch their solutions, using video or other storytelling methods. Feedback on all demonstrated project ideas will be given, from a panel of local community and creative experts.

But how does the Changifying happen..?
The solutions become micro-projects, illustrated by your descriptions, photos, stories and videos. Then the projects go forward to be posted and find backing on the Changify hub from the local community, brands and other supporters.

Where?
In Rockwell House Studio (Fri) [Location: Rockwell House, 10-14 Hewett Street, London EC2A 3NN], the Tea Building (Sat) [Location: 56 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6PQ] and around the streets of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, a historic and dynamic part of east London.

Who?
The event is open to anyone with a passion for making a difference. Come along, get creative and share your skills. We'll also have design, community and media experts on hand to give feedback. What counts is curiosity and a desire to Changify the neighbourhood! Twitter hashtag: if you are tweeting about Changify Shoreditch 2 before, during or after the event please use #changify

Book your place now to take action and Changify Shoreditch! We look forward to seeing you there. Sign up @ http://changifyshoreditch2.eventbrite.co.uk/ as soon as you can!

If you have any questions, please message me directly and I will get back to your queries as soon as I can! thanks again.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. I've just realised I needed a new ticket through Eventbrite with the new dates, but now they've stopped releasing them. Am I still able to attend?

    January 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      True, I'm running a bit late but will still head over and try my luck :)

      1 · January 25, 2013

    • Kavita

      Good to see you yesterday Jenna! Please keep in touch!

      January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Guys

    Do I have to be very good on computers for this one? Or just walking?! Ax

    1 · January 15, 2013

    • Kavita

      Hi Andria - not sure if you got the postponement message -- but Changify Shoreditch has now been rescheduled to take place on Fri Jan 25th - Sat Jan 26th 2013 (one week from now, same time); you will have to re-register for the event on the eventbrite page if you can still attend: http://changifyshored...­

      January 18, 2013

  • Hamid A.

    This is such a good idea to combine a tour, discussions, ideation, teamwork, publicity, marketing, and more all while out exploring and having fun. I'm very optimistic about this approach. Thanks for setting it up

    1 · January 16, 2013

    • Kavita

      Hi Hamid - not sure if you got the postponement message -- but Changify Shoreditch has now been rescheduled to take place on Fri Jan 25th - Sat Jan 26th 2013 (one week from now, same time); you will have to re-register for the event on the eventbrite page if you can still attend: http://changifyshored...­

      January 18, 2013

  • Kavita

    Folks - this event has been postponed till next week due to adverse weather conditions in London. You can re-register on the event website: http://changifyshoreditch2.eventbrite.co.uk/

    January 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Not a problem, will be there next week. Thanks Kavita.

      1 · January 18, 2013

  • Kavita­ changed the date and time from Friday, January 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM to Friday, January 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    January 18, 2013

  • Ajay A.

    Hello! I can't make it on Friday but could I still join for Saturday?

    1 · January 17, 2013

    • Kavita

      Hi Anand! Sure just drop by! But, please make sure you register on the actual event page: http://changifyshored...­ so that the organisers are aware that you will be attending on Sat -- let me know if you have any questions - look forward to seeing you at the Tea Building on Saturday!

      January 17, 2013

    • Kavita

      Hi Ajay - this event has been postponed till next week (Fri Jan 25th and Sat Jan 26th) - hope you can make it then!

      January 18, 2013

  • Kavita

    Folks - please register your attendance @ http://changifyshoreditch2-eorg.eventbrite.co.uk/ -- that's the only way the organisers will know who to expect....please let me know if you have any other questions...looking forward to seeing you all this Friday at the Rockwell House Studios!

    January 16, 2013

  • Kavita

    Hi Andria! You don't even need to use a computer if you don't want to :) Walking will be one of the primary activities for this 1.5 day event --- so just bring yourself and get ready to changify the neighbourhood! We will all meet up at the Rockwell House Studios @ Hewett Street (please see eventbrite link for exact address) at 18:00 and break out into groups before heading out to explore shoreditch on a guided walk. Lots of fun stuff planned for both days - please spread the news to people you think might be interested!

    January 15, 2013

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