Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Up Lab | Sketch & Ride #1



Friday, July 15th
6pm

Oppenheim Arch + Design
245 NE 37th Street
Miami, FL 33137

Join Up Lab on their Sketch & Ride this Friday. Bring your pencils, sketch pad, bicycle and open mind! Rain or shine!

Up Lab Summer Meetings: Sketch & Ride

Our meetings usually take place indoors. This summer we’re trying something new: we’re bringing our meetings to the streets, where our intervention as architects, designers, artists, activists, environmentalists, professionals, students, children, adults, teachers, aliens, bums, etc in solving urban issues may be welcome, or in the least, brought to awareness.

The Concept:
The idea is to “Sketch & Ride”. We’ll be riding our bikes through different neighborhoods of Miami in order to observe, record, sketch, photograph, discuss, etc. key architectural elements featured in the AIA Miami Architecture guide as well as interesting architectural feats usually overlooked by such guides.

The Rides:
We have selected 4 routes, in 4 different neighborhoods and these will be related to 4 themes: Open Spaces, Education, Housing, and Art at the Urban Scale.

The first route this Friday will take place in Little Haiti, which coincides with Big Night Little Haiti (which is Little Haiti’s version of Art Walk!). We’ll start at Oppenheim Architecture + Design, then we’ll be heading to Little Haiti Cultural Center and we’ll end up at Sweat Records on 55th & NE 2nd Ave. See map/flyer for details on ride.

Itinerary
Starting Point:
1. Oppenheim Arch+Design (245 NE 37th Street)
Points of Interest:
2. Moore Building (40th St & NE 2nd Ave)
3. Little Haiti Cultural Center (NE 2nd Ave & 59th St)
Sketch Stop:
4. Haitian Market (NE 2nd Ave & 56-59th Streets)
(Stick around for Big Night, Little Haiti)
More Points of Interest:
5. Villa Paula (58th & NE 2nd Ave)
6. Little Haiti Community Garden (58th St & NE 2nd Ave)
7. Chez Le Bebe (Haitian Restaurant, 114 Northeast 54th St)
End Point:
8. Sweat Records (5505 NE 2nd Ave)

How Do I Ride?
Check out the itinerary and meet us in the beginning, middle or end of the ride. Get your bikes, rent one (for $5 at Scoot Skate & Bike – 1800 Biscayne Blvd) , borrow one, ride your skateboard, etc. Bring your sketch pads, pencils, or camera. Come out and observe Miami from a different perspective.

About Up Lab
Urban Projects Collaborative (Up Lab) is a Miami-based humanitarian design, civic engagement and research organization seeking to improve our Miami and the world by making sustainable architecture and planning accessible to those who cannot afford it. For more information, visit us on Facebook or email us at Jennifer@up-lab.org.

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