The Niehoff Urban Studio hosted its second event of the quarter, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Urbanism, on November 22nd, 2011. This program explored themes behind the conception and implementation of grass roots urban projects that are collaborative and improvisational. These sometimes guerilla projects bring new life to the city and influence how we use and perceive our urban environment. This event celebrated this work and seeks to promote future effort in this emerging genre.
The event included a hypothetical DIY urbanism design for a 9’x18’ parking space, which allowed attendees to have a hands-on experience. Furthermore, it allowed several entrepreneurs and directors to present their approach to urbanism, followed by a question and answer period by DAAP professors.
Infomation of the Event