Current Charrette:

In order to actually keep this thing moving along the fine folks at LAUNCH Cleveland have joined w/ |re|decle to celebrate the community based idea of taking back the streets. With this in mind a whole new series of charrettes is being offered at LAUNCH based upon the premise of studying existing street conditions and questioning what would make them better. Now that LAUNCH (with its much smoother running web presence) is offering hosting space this site will begin to dwindle towards nothingness as the new location takes over. Do not fret, the events here are being archived and saved for posterities sake. In the mean time jump on over to the new website and take a look at the new charrettes.


Updates appear below in chronological order. You may organize posts by specific charrettes (to the right) or browse through them in order of posting.

Charrette 2007.05.01 Solution 'C'

Nothing really site specific, I just wanted to hover a couple of waste receptacles over a planting bed in order to protect the groundspace to grow a nice tree. Incorporated into the trash stand is parking for bicycles which I would love to see more of downtown. Not a super sexy solution but it offers a place for garbage, recyclables, creates some shade and greenery and parking for cyclists (pedestrian level traffic).

-Dru McKeown

Charrette 2007.05.01 Solution 'B'

I think I know who the chucklehead* is that wanted the trees along E12th removed and I even think I am aware of his "fantastic" reasoning. While I totally disagree that angled parking will be more convenient especially with all the bus traffic along the street blocking in the cars, I will admit that it does take a special sort of person to destroy one of the few decent boulevards downtown. I call this piece "Fantastic Trash" or "a blight upon the city".

-Dru McKeown

*language altered ~ed

Charrette 2007.05.01 Solution 'A'

What better way to fit into all the demolition and construction along Euclid then with the violated hulk of an automobile's remains? Placed within are 4 containers so that the conscious passerby can sort their waste for speedy and efficient handling.

-Dru McKeown

Charrette 2007.06.01

|re|Design Cleveland Charrette 2007.06.01

location: Cleveland's Public Square
intent: With the square being under construction, now is the best time to re-imagine the possibilities. Please use one of the provided images as a base for at least one of your submission images. Feel free to use whatever you want for the second image(if you use a second image, not many people have) to best convey whatever you want to convey.
submission form: Maximum of 2 (800x600 dpi) electronic images (jpeg preferred), 100 word max description.
deadline: 2007.06.30
registration fee: None
prizes: Things to hang up on your refrigerator
judging: You probably get judged enough each day, no need to add to the emotional carnage.

overall timeline:
2007 06.01 - Charrette release
2007 06.30 - Submission deadline

2007 07.07 - Submissions posted online