“Unsitely” explores how design can improve construction barricades

(Courtesy Unsitely)

(Courtesy Unsitely)

An upcoming Montreal colloquium, Unsitely: Leveraging Design to Improve Urban Construction Sites, will take on a seemingly small urban problem that, in fact, has a profound effect on the daily life of the city: the temporary barriers surrounding construction sites. The event will explore existing innovative design solutions and how these can revitalize streets, districts, or entire neighborhoods.

In addition Unsitely will address whether design—graphic, architectural, interior, industrial, landscape, event-based, etc.—can be called on in early phases of planning, conception, and activation of these worksites and provide creative solutions to this major universal challenge?

AN is media sponsor of the event and will be on the ground reporting on its findings and conclusions. However if you want to participate in the colloquium, you can sign up here and take part live online.

The event is organized by the Ville de Montreal’s Design Bureau in collaboration with the Ville-Marie borough in downtown Montreal (Québec, Canada) and the Saint-Étienne Cité du design (France). It will take place on October 8–9, 2014 in conjunction with the 27th annual Entretiens Jacques Cartier.

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