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NEIGHBORHOOD STUDY & DESIGN

MEADOWS VILLAGE IN THE GATEWAY DISTRICT

NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS DESIGN WORKSHOPS

2016 - ongoing

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BACKGROUND & PROJECT OVERVIEW:

BRAZEN’s office is adjacent to the neighborhood of Meadows Village, sometimes also known as Naked City. In the shadow of the Stratosphere. The neighborhood dates back to the 30’s and was popular in the 50’s and 60’s for low-cost apartments for Strip employees, but things started to decline in the 70’s and crime became a problem. Today, ADD STATE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THE EFFORTS BEING DONE FOR IMPROVEMENTS (STUPAK, POLICE, CITY STUFF, CASA, OTHER ORGANIZATIONS)…  We are committed to helping our neighbors improve their own neighborhood by developing ideas based upon the needs and wants of the PEOPLE who live there,  add more stuff

Explain the workshops

 

WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP LOOK AHEAD

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25 JAN 2021

WEEK

WINTER/SPRING 2021

WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOP

EXPLORING YOUR BLOCK

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1 & 2 FEB 2021

WEEK

WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOP

DESIGNING YOUR STREET

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8 FEB 2021

WEEK

WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOP

CREATE A COLLAGE OF YOUR STREET

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15 FEB 2021

WEEK

WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOP

DISCUSS YOUR IDEAL STREET

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1 MAR 2021

WEEK

WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOP

DESIGNING YOUR IDEAL STREET

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8 MAR 2021

WEEK

WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOP

DESIGNING ALLEYWAYS

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22 MAR 2021

WEEK

WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOP

SKETCH YOUR IDEAL STREET

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22 FEB 2021

WEEK

WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOP

CREATE A COLLAGE OF ALLEYWAYS

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X MAR 2021

WEEK

WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOP

DISCUSS SAFER ALLEYWAYS

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6 APR 2021

WEEK

WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOP

CREATING ELEMENTS FOR YOUR STREETS

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12 APR 2021

WEEK

WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOP

BUILD YOUR ELEMENTS

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19 APR 2021

WEEK

WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOP

PRESENTATIONS - TELL US ABOUT YOUR STREET

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26 APR 2021

WEEK

 

FALL WORKSHOP

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DATE 2020

WEEK

FALL WORKSHOPS 2 - 8

THE ORIGINAL WORKSHOPS #2 THOUGH 8 WERE POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC AND WERE INTEGRATED INTO THE LATER WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOPS ABOVE.

FALL 2020

NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS DESIGN WORKSHOPS – SUMMER 2020

Due to COVID-19, the spring break activities we planned for neighborhood kids were cancelled. By June, we were able to mask-up and add a summer design workshop series to the Casa de Luz summer program. City of Las Vegas Planners helped us refine the program and supplied many of the printed materials.

In the beginning, neighborhood kids were skeptical of the workshops, but we showed up every week for 8 weeks with a new activity and gained their trust. In some of the photos, you’ll see the BRAZENteam, the Casa team, and even a City Planner. This was a huge team effort that was good for the kids and great for us. Neighborhood kids taught us a lot about their neighborhood.

 

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SUMMER WORKSHOP

FOUND OBJECT-SEE-HEAR-TOUCH-SMELL

For this first adventure with neighborhood kids, we separated them into two groups by age and walked the neighborhood streets. We asked them to look around and find specific objects, identify smells, and listen to the neighborhood. Everyone found the garbage smells! But, only a couple of kids saw the birds or listened to the trees. 

25 JUN 2020

WEEK

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SUMMER 2020

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SUMMER WORKSHOP

THE BUILDINGS

During the second week, we walked the streets again, but we asked kids to look at the buildings and spaces created between them. Some kids noticed the color of buildings, the shapes, duplicates, and some recognized people in the buildings who care for them and the community.

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2 JUL 2020

WEEK

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SUMMER WORKSHOP

DESCRIBE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

It was a hot summer and everyone appreciated taking the workshops indoors. This time, the kids created collages describing good and bad elements, ideal places, favorite animals, and types of people they see in the neighborhood, and things and people they would like to see around them. One child even created a collage about community.

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9 JUL 2020

WEEK

04

SUMMER WORKSHOP

BUILD YOUR FANTASY ROOM

Understanding space, even on the simplest of levels is fascinating. Kids started with a square of foam board, then added and built elements that made up their ideal, or fantasy, space. We noticed that many kids were most interested in soft furniture and a TV!

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16 JUL 2020

WEEK

05

SUMMER WORKSHOP

BUILD YOUR DREAM APARTMENT

The dream apartment evolved the fantasy room idea into a floor, 4 walls, and a delineation of spaces. Kids thought about how their families would live with them, how many beds everyone needed, and many included 1 or more additional bathrooms.

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23 JUL 2020

WEEK

06

SUMMER WORKSHOP

PLAN YOUR DREAM NEIGHBORHOOD

Everyone was surprised by the neighborhood exercise! City Planning printed large sheets that had images of streets, blocks, parks, and rivers on them. The kids worked together to match-up the streets in an abstract form, creating their neighborhood layout. Next, they added pre-assembled boxes (and some boxes built on the fly!) to their neighborhood. Kids chose from various materials, such as sample products from our office, things we found in our homes, papers, and the Dream Apartments from the previous week.

30 JUL 2020

WEEK

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SUMMER WORKSHOP

CREATE AN INVITATION

While we went to work behind the scenes rebuilding elements we pulled together during Workshop #6, the kids thought about who they wanted to share their summer work with and create an invitation for that person or people.

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6 AUG 2020

WEEK

08

SUMMER WORKSHOP

PRESENT & SHOW OFF YOUR WORK

The kids had so many reasons to be proud of themselves! For this final workshop, we asked each child to take their invited guest around the room to talk about the things they learned about their neighborhood and how their workshop contributions made them feel.

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13 AUG 2020

WEEK