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In April, Rebar teamed up with the Washington DC Office of Planning, the 14th Street Uptown Business Association, and curator Justine Topfer to participate in a citywide public art project, 5×5. Together we put on a series of events and activities to engage the community in generating design ideas for pubic space along the Central 14th Street NW Corridor.

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At the intersection of 14th Street NW and Colorado Avenue, we tested out a future Colorado Art Plaza. The mockup incorporated a full-scale street painting, new planting beds, and moveable Bubbleware street furniture. Later in the day we ran a Community Design Charrette: a series of visualizing activities. Sharing our design process tools, participants offered feedback, sketched ideas, and built scaled model pieces.

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In mid-June, Rebar will return to DC with a collection of temporary “test” furniture based on the conversations and feedback we received during this first visit. Rebar’s collaboration in DC intends to test out full-scale designs to see how they work before permanent investments are made.

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May 10th, 2012 at 4:51 pm