Emergency Supply Bench

Our Lab is working together with Shift Collaborative’s Building Resilient Neighbourhoods initiative to design and build an emergency supply bench that will act as a gathering place for neighbours on a block in Fairfield in Victoria, BC.

Through the Building Resilient Neighbourhoods initiative, Shift Collaborative is scaling up their Resilient Streets program during which they piloted the Connect & Prepare module in partnership with Victoria Ready. The City of Victoria’s “My Great Neighbourhood” program has provided funding for Building Resilient Neighbourhoods, in partnership with Fairfield Gonzales Community Association for this placemaking project. Neighbour Lab will lead the design and development of the bench and accompanying gathering space and employ a human-centered approach to the infrastructure design process.