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Tuesday, October 1 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Better Block in a Box - Overview Workshop

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See how easy it is to transform a space with a few pieces of plywood, a couple mallets, and a little muscle.

Hear from Better Block Foundation’s founding director Jason Roberts as he leads you through the setup/teardown and discusses the lessons he’s learned in the past 10 years of placemaking all around the world. This workshop will start with a presentation at the Edney, followed by a visit out to Miller Park to see some of the features of the container in action.

The Better Block in a Box is a shipping container that contains all the elements you need for a successful placemaking event (cafe sets, long tables, hammocks, string lights, astroturf, and kids’ toys). Once you pull the elements out, the box itself turns into a coffeeshop, info kiosk, or whatever you may need. After your event is over, you pack it all up, shut the doors, and ship it off.

Throughout the week, Jason will lead a few mini workshops where participants can participate in the set up and tear down of the elements in the box - look for those each morning and afternoon on Sched, and sign up!


Jason Roberts

Founding Director, Better Block

Tuesday October 1, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
The Edney, Floor Five, Community Space