Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Saturday CH Green Space Event

On Saturday, there is a "charette" about the CH green space behind Red Rocks. I won't pretend to know what a "charette" is. Instead, I'll just post the announcement (UPDATE: Apparently it's spelled "charrette" and it means "a final, intensive effort to finish a project, esp. an architectural design project, before a deadline."):

Design Charette

April 25, 2009
10 am
North Columbia Heights Green, behind Red Rocks Pizza, bounded by Park Road on the north, 11th Street on the west, Lamont Street on the south, and Sherman Avenue on the east.

A community design charette, focused on planning the North Columbia Heights Green, recently acquired by Parks & People, in the context of the community’s green needs and assets, will take place at the site at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 25. It will be led by Columbia Heights resident John Henderson, a park planning veteran who helped design the renaissance of the Chicago Park District, along with Parks & People Landscape Architect and Columbia Heights resident Ian Tyndall. There will be food and music, and all are welcome. For more information call (202) 462-7275 or send an email to

1 comment:

Outlaw Torn said...

Actually (speaking as an architecture major), a charette is just the opposite. It is a intensive brainstorming effort - in part to get as many ideas out on the table as possible, and in part to see which ones get people the most excited. It is to help get the project started, not necessarily finished.

The intense effort to finish a project was called the 'all-nighter'. This is a bit of a misnomer because it usually lasts a week.