Now that Intersession is done, we’ve finally been able to put that downtown space to some use. Cristina and I spent the better part of the day in the space, using it basically as an office, but we’ll be there at least one more day this week and potentially one day on the weekend picking up where we left off on some older projects and inevitably starting some new ones.
On today’s agenda: see the new hybrid buses and look for some Text In-Transit signs (which we found), set up a small work area in the space, make some preliminary decisions about our book so we can get started on it, and photograph a new research site.
Also, we’re looking for any biodegradable plastic bags you may have (hint: Bulk Barn gives out biodegradable bags) for another project. If you have any, please drop them off at 406 Pelissier. We’ll be there Tuesday from 12noon until around 4pm.
We missed the formal introduction of the new hybrid Transit Windsor buses, but we peered through the windows and spotted a sign that had been recently installed. Steven also already saw a couple signs.
Cristina photographing the first sign (of any kind) to be installed on one of the new hybrid buses.
Through the window: “It won’t cost you anything and think of how nice it would be.” This panel was actually written by an old friend of mine who recently moved back to Windsor (yes, that actually happens, I guess).
406 Pelissier with a nice view of the street.
First thing first, posting a photo of the spotted Text In-Transit sign.
Cristina started making a sign to add to the sandwich board that we placed on the sidewalk.
Cristina starts the sign on the sandwich board.
Broken City Lab on the sign. I liked the green and red houses above.
Cristina mounts the OPEN sign next to the sandwich board.
We were open and will be on Tuesday as well.
After moving the desk to get better reception for the DWBIA, we started working on a Google Doc for the book, it’s really great that we can both be working on the document at the same time and it keeps updating itself.
Cristina makes a point, while pictured in front of Steven’s installation.
The document in Google Docs.
A quick Photoshop version of a potential cover?
Though not from today, but still a photo I’ve been meaning to post. This is a biodegradable plastic bag from Bulk Barn that Steven and I were working with last week.
I’m not sure what other stores offer biodegradable bags, but I’m assuming if it is biodegradable, it’ll have a message like this.
So, after we left the downtown space, we headed to the park on Sandwich, near the University / Riverside split.
Cristina got some shots of the fence, which will likely be the focus of the project in the area.
Cristina uses her live view on her new camera.
The fence is pretty ideally situated.
The fence is on the edge of a park, next to an apartment building and on a fairly busy route to the University.
The fence spans all the way along the park, but we’re concentrating on the section nearest the road.
Near the fence is this jungle gym (and a once working fountain).
I tried to get an approximate measurement for the fence.
Doing some calculations resulted in a kind of startling number.
A panoramic view of the site, we’ll be doing more work on this throughout the week.