Community Built Association Conference: May 30-June 2, 2012
The Community Built Association (CBA) will hold its annual conference in Portland, OR, May 30 – June 2. The interdisciplinary gathering is open to all those interested in community engagement through the lenses of art, play, nature, and the built environment. The conference features presentations and panel discussions related to play environments, gardens and green spaces, public art, and community-engaged architecture. The conference at Portland’s Tabor Space, 5441 S.E. Belmont Street will include:
- Presentations and discussions from leaders in the field of community-based practice;
- Hands-on workshops that will engage participants’ creativity while they contribute something of lasting value to the local community;
- Tours of local “place-making” sites around Portland, where volunteers have shaped community spaces with their own hands over time; and
- Informal networking and sharing sessions with inspirational community builders from Portland and around the country.
Artists, architects, builders, organizers, gardeners, planners, and others are all welcome. To learn more and register for the conference, visit the CBA Web site: http://communitybuilt.org/conference/portland_2012.