News for Fairbanks

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Volunteers Needed in Fairbanks

in Design Labs, Fairbanks

We’re looking for carpenters (April 9-10), sign painters (April 11-13), and general labor. Help us realize the Polaris building project.

Prep for Street-Level Installation

in Design Labs, Fairbanks

The Looking For Love Again team held a painting session this past weekend, and prepared a multitude of plywood sheets for the street-level installation.

Thanks to Sheri, Kate, Trent, Sue, Jessica, Amy, Dave and Pat for your time and efforts!

4/12 Lecture, Reception with Candy Chang

in Design Labs, Fairbanks

Candy Chang will give a brief presentation on Looking For Love Again, as well as her other work. The presentation is at 6pm on Tuesday, April 12, at the Blue Loon.

This event is free. Reception to follow. Please join us!

Looking For Love Again: Update

in Design Labs, Fairbanks

We’re close to making a final selection on the material we’ll use to ornament the Polaris Building for Looking For Love Again. It must be lightweight & paint-able – and minimize contrast with the existing exterior of the building.

The materials for the street-level installation have been purchased, and the related production is underway.

The production of the upper building ornamentation will take place from April 10-14. An opening event, open to the public, will be on Friday April 15.

Fairbanks Project Announced

in Design Labs, Fairbanks

Artist Candy Chang describes her project plan for Looking For Love Again, the Fairbanks Design Lab:

The Polaris Building is a landmark of downtown Fairbanks. Built in the 1950s, the once-thriving hotel is the tallest building in the city. The business has since closed, however, and the high-rise has stood empty for over a decade. How can this building be loved again?

Click here for full project description

C is for Candy

in Design Labs, Fairbanks

Candy Chang, the featured artist for the Fairbanks Design Lab, likes to make cities more comfortable for people. This 2011 TED Senior Fellow is now living in New Orleans, where she has produced projects such as I Wish I Was, It’s Good To Be Here and Neighbor Doorknob Hanger. Read more

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