Neighbour Hub 002
Activating existing resources with Neighbour Hub features.
Our second installation aims to pilot features of the Neighbour Hub in collaboration with the Thingery, a local “lending library of things”, situated alongside the popular Arbutus Greenway in Vancouver. This creative installation will provide the opportunity for those passing by to engage in the production of kinetic energy through a docked bicycle to charge cell phones and other hand held devices. The welcoming seating area hosts a bulletin board, allowing the community to share information.
Neighbour Lab, along with the Thingery founder Chris Diplock, hope that this collaboration will help activate an existing community resource, providing benefits to the neighbourhood both daily and in the case of an emergency. In the near future, Neighbour Lab and the Thingery plan to host engagement workshops to begin to facilitate a dialogue around emergency preparedness in Kitsilano.
Learn more about the Thingery, including its various locations across the Lower Mainland and how to become a member.