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LOOKING FOR LOVE AGAIN: Reception on April 15

in Design Labs, Fairbanks

5pm at the Polaris Building. Contribute your memories and hopes for the building!

6pm at Gambardella’s for food and refreshments. Please join us!

Final Nome Dinner

in Design Labs, Nome

Join us tonight (April 15) at the XYZ Community Center for the final dinner event of our project. We hope to trade food for thoughts and stories.

Wednesday's dinner event. Note that the team built the table from materials scavenged from the inert waste landfill.


Performance at Flattop – April 14, 5:30pm

in Anchorage, Design Labs

Join us at Flattop today for Soft Pavilion. Here are the schedule details. You might also want to participate in the performance.

Homer Installation – Only on April 14

in Design Labs, Homer

Thursday, April 14 is the one day you can see Community Video Portrait at the Bunnell Street Arts Center. Artist Hasan Elahi will give a presentation at 6pm. The installation features 25 screens of local residents sharing the stories. Please join us! Click for details.

Local Knowledge

in Design Labs, Nome

Marie Tozier invited the Nome team to her house for a crash course in subsistence foods. Here she is talking about fermenting practices.

Lunch at XYZ with elders Faye Ongtowasruk, Ester Bourdon and Polly Koweluk, where we discussed hunting and preserving.



SHO-GLOBE: Day 2 Report

in Design Labs, Juneau

Blaine from Rebar sums up the progress from Tuesday. Click here to read on Rebar’s blog.

A Bit of History

in Design Labs, Homer

The Bunnell Street Arts Center building.

Fairbanks Update

in Design Labs, Fairbanks

Candy Chang gave an uplifting presentation at the Blue Loon last night, and both the artist and the audience engaged in a thoughtful Q&A session afterward.

We’re almost done setting the giant message on our giant piece of construction fabric. Thanks to all of our volunteers for helping grid, outline, and paint. Next up: how to best attach this to the Polaris?


in Design Labs, Juneau

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in Design Labs, Homer

Community Video Portrait artist Hasan Elahi shared his favorite quote (so far) from the video interviews he’s working from:

“Don’t ever put yourself between me and a fish, ‘cause I’m going to vote with the fish.”
-Clem Tillion, long-time commercial fisherman and nine-term Alaska state legislator

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