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Our new website is www.urbne.com
U.R{BNE} Festival 2013 - Your invitation to the Ideas Cafe

http://ideascafejan.eventbrite.com

See Attachment or below for more details


5:30pm for 6pm start
$10 per ticket includes nibbles! Bar available to purchase some social drinks

BRING YOUR IDEAS!!! or help people develop some great ideas for your city!

Last May, the U.R{BNE} Festival successfully activated public spaces with talks, films, art, tours, interventions, pop-ups and performances. This year, the U.R{BNE} Collective are excited to be partnering with Brisbane City Council for Ideas Fiesta (11April to 3 May 2013).

Like last year, we are running an Ideas Café where anyone with an idea can contribute to the festival. Come along if you want to:
contribute to the festival with an event,
volunteer at great event,
sponsor an event,
want to help someone develop a creative idea,
or if you are just curious.
U.R{BNE} is made from volunteers and passionate community-driven events. We would love to hear your ideas for 2013!

Our Ideas Café will be based on the World Café model where, as the organisers, we will ask 3 questions through the night to help develop your ideas for the festival. People with event ideas will act as “hosts”, bringing along their idea and answering questions to help flesh it out. Everyone else will act as “members” helping them to answer the questions and giving them advice.

FOR PAST EVENT HOSTS:  Those who contributed projects last year, we would love you to do it again for 2013. Ideas Café is a perfect chance to showcase your idea and find new volunteers.  Please let us know if you are interested in running the same event as last year (urbnecollective@gmail.com)

FOR NEW PROJECTS:  If you have a public space idea, but need help developing it, Ideas Café is a perfect place to find support, sponsors, space, and like-minded people to help you. U.R{BNE} provides a network to make ideas happen, and this year we can also help match your projects to CBD sites.
If you have an idea for the group to workshop further, please let us know (urbnecollective@gmail.com)

NOTE ABOUT CBD SPACES In partnership with Brisbane City Council, we are looking to match ideas with priorities on
Albert St (closed between Charlotte and Mary St).
Burnett Lane
Spencer Lane
King George Square
Post Office Square
Botanic Gardens
However you do not need to stick to these spaces for your ideas.

If you have any further questions, please contact urbnecollective@gmail.com

U.R{BNE} Festival 2013 - Your invitation to the Ideas Cafe

http://ideascafejan.eventbrite.com

See Attachment or below for more details

5:30pm for 6pm start

$10 per ticket includes nibbles! Bar available to purchase some social drinks

BRING YOUR IDEAS!!! or help people develop some great ideas for your city!

Last May, the U.R{BNE} Festival successfully activated public spaces with talks, films, art, tours, interventions, pop-ups and performances. This year, the U.R{BNE} Collective are excited to be partnering with Brisbane City Council for Ideas Fiesta (11April to 3 May 2013).

Like last year, we are running an Ideas Café where anyone with an idea can contribute to the festival. Come along if you want to:

  • contribute to the festival with an event,
  • volunteer at great event,
  • sponsor an event,
  • want to help someone develop a creative idea,
  • or if you are just curious.

U.R{BNE} is made from volunteers and passionate community-driven events. We would love to hear your ideas for 2013!

Our Ideas Café will be based on the World Café model where, as the organisers, we will ask 3 questions through the night to help develop your ideas for the festival. People with event ideas will act as “hosts”, bringing along their idea and answering questions to help flesh it out. Everyone else will act as “members” helping them to answer the questions and giving them advice.

FOR PAST EVENT HOSTS:
Those who contributed projects last year, we would love you to do it again for 2013. Ideas Café is a perfect chance to showcase your idea and find new volunteers.  Please let us know if you are interested in running the same event as last year (urbnecollective@gmail.com)

FOR NEW PROJECTS:
If you have a public space idea, but need help developing it, Ideas Café is a perfect place to find support, sponsors, space, and like-minded people to help you. U.R{BNE} provides a network to make ideas happen, and this year we can also help match your projects to CBD sites.

If you have an idea for the group to workshop further, please let us know (urbnecollective@gmail.com)

NOTE ABOUT CBD SPACES
In partnership with Brisbane City Council, we are looking to match ideas with priorities on

  1. Albert St (closed between Charlotte and Mary St).
  2. Burnett Lane
  3. Spencer Lane
  4. King George Square
  5. Post Office Square
  6. Botanic Gardens

However you do not need to stick to these spaces for your ideas.

If you have any further questions, please contact urbnecollective@gmail.com

My WIsh for BrisbaneFREE.  All through May Currently at George St, opposite Parliament House(attached to the Brisbane Botanical Gardens fence).
http://mywishforbrisbane.tumblr.com/
My wish for Brisbane is an interactive public art project inviting Brisbane residents to write down and publicly declare and share what their wish for Brisbane is.
Inspired by Candy Chang’s ‘Before I Die’ project, this project involves the installation of boards painted with chalkboard paint, and stencilled with the sentence “my wish for brisbane is _______”. The wall becomes an enlightening way to discover what matters most to the people of Brisbane and how they would like to shape the city.
Wishes will be documented via the blog. It is the hope that the board becomes a starting point in creating a shared dialogue on shaping Brisbane now and in the future.
Please continue wishing via social media: instagram, twitter #mywishforbrisbane, submit your wishes on the website (click submit), or email wishes @ mywishforbrisbane@gmail.com
Special thanks to Potato Press for kindly creating the stencils for this project.

My WIsh for Brisbane
FREE.  All through May 
Currently at George St, opposite Parliament House
(attached to the Brisbane Botanical Gardens fence).

http://mywishforbrisbane.tumblr.com/

My wish for Brisbane is an interactive public art project inviting Brisbane residents to write down and publicly declare and share what their wish for Brisbane is.

Inspired by Candy Chang’s ‘Before I Die’ project, this project involves the installation of boards painted with chalkboard paint, and stencilled with the sentence “my wish for brisbane is _______”. The wall becomes an enlightening way to discover what matters most to the people of Brisbane and how they would like to shape the city.

Wishes will be documented via the blog. It is the hope that the board becomes a starting point in creating a shared dialogue on shaping Brisbane now and in the future.

Please continue wishing via social media: instagram, twitter #mywishforbrisbane, submit your wishes on the website (click submit), or email wishes @ mywishforbrisbane@gmail.com

Special thanks to Potato Press for kindly creating the stencils for this project.

She’ll be apples!
Pop-up Installation in Fortitude Valley, May
A simple re-imagining of Brisbane’s back streets. With hopes to inspire a little whimsy, spontaneity, colour, flux and interactivity into the thoughts of pedestrian commuters.
The could-bes.
What would you do?
*Ongoing Event

She’ll be apples!

Pop-up Installation in Fortitude Valley, May

A simple re-imagining of Brisbane’s back streets. With hopes to inspire a little whimsy, spontaneity, colour, flux and interactivity into the thoughts of pedestrian commuters.

The could-bes.

What would you do?

*Ongoing Event

Friday 25th of MayPainting starts @ 7:30pm at Brew BarFree Entry 
Burnett Lane 
Come along to the BLANK CANVAS event and see some LIVE ART with local Artists using Brisbane as their backdrop down the rustic Burnett lane. Stay tuned for Artists list.This is also the closing event for the month long UR{BNE} Festival. (urbne.com)Hosted by | looseleaf.paper ( looseleaf-paper.com ) and Sirmano ( sirmano.com.au )This event is in conjunction with the Brisbane Style over Speed Ride (riding from West End and ending at Brew Bar). see you all there =)

Friday 25th of May
Painting starts @ 7:30pm at Brew Bar
Free Entry 

Burnett Lane 

Come along to the BLANK CANVAS event and see some LIVE ART with local Artists using Brisbane as their backdrop down the rustic Burnett lane. Stay tuned for Artists list.

This is also the closing event for the month long UR{BNE} Festival. (urbne.com)

Hosted by | looseleaf.paper ( looseleaf-paper.com ) and Sirmano ( sirmano.com.au )

This event is in conjunction with the Brisbane Style over Speed Ride (riding from West End and ending at Brew Bar). 

see you all there =)

MapAttack Brisbane 
Wednesday, May 16th
12- 1pm
MapAttack is a (free) real-time location-based smartphone game that turns the city into one big Pac-Man-like gameboard.
Two teams battle for supremacy over a physical territory by capturing digital points on the gameboard. The gameboard, in this case, is the city streets of the neighborhood the players are in. Players can earn points for their team by physically picking up as many digital dots as they can. (See more at Pop-Up City)
Details to sign up to teams: TBA 

MapAttack Brisbane 

Wednesday, May 16th

12- 1pm

MapAttack is a (free) real-time location-based smartphone game that turns the city into one big Pac-Man-like gameboard.

Two teams battle for supremacy over a physical territory by capturing digital points on the gameboard. The gameboard, in this case, is the city streets of the neighborhood the players are in. Players can earn points for their team by physically picking up as many digital dots as they can. (See more at Pop-Up City)

Details to sign up to teams: TBA 

Brisbane Development Association with UR{BNE}
Thursday 10th May, 6-8pm 
$11 - Tickets > http://www.eventbrite.com.au/event/3448240781
Gresham Lane (off Adelaide St, Queen St) 
At this BDA evening celebration, join our speakers as they  explore, through a series of presentations and interventions:
The power of cross collaboration 
The role of festivals as city making
Film, fun and debate
Key presenters for the evening include: 
Yen Trinh, the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Emerging Design Leader, and co-organiser of the U.R{BNE} Festival who will discuss the UR{BNE} film festival and the role of festivals in city making. 
Matthew Miller, President of the BDA, who will discuss the fundamental role the BDA has played in influencing Brisbane’s growth and their desire to support the U.R{BNE} Collective in realising this exciting opportunity. 
Simon Elvery, web developer and designer, having spent the past year recording his every move, will present fascinating discoveries and discuss geo-location technologies and how they’re being used to engage with our city. 
plus engaging visual and interactive urban displays including urban art installation from Salma Osman and presentation of a short film by John Skillington at Blueroom Productions.
Where: Sparrow and Finch Espresso, 100 Creek Street, Brisbane
When: 6-8pm, Thursday, 10 May 2012
See how a city’s residents can use public spaces to express their creative side and share ideals and activities  with others.
Payment Details:
Tickets available online via Eventbrite: $10 p/head (including GST plus processing fee).  Drinks will be provided.  
Registration closes 4.00pm Thursday 10 May 2012.
Please use the link below to purchase your ticket.  Numbers are limited to 100 people.
http://www.eventbrite.com.au/event/3448240781

Brisbane Development Association with UR{BNE}

Thursday 10th May, 6-8pm 

$11 - Tickets > http://www.eventbrite.com.au/event/3448240781

Gresham Lane (off Adelaide St, Queen St) 

At this BDA evening celebration, join our speakers as they  explore, through a series of presentations and interventions:

  • The power of cross collaboration 
  • The role of festivals as city making
  • Film, fun and debate

Key presenters for the evening include: 

Yen Trinh, the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Emerging Design Leader, and co-organiser of the U.R{BNE} Festival who will discuss the UR{BNE} film festival and the role of festivals in city making. 

Matthew Miller, President of the BDA, who will discuss the fundamental role the BDA has played in influencing Brisbane’s growth and their desire to support the U.R{BNE} Collective in realising this exciting opportunity. 

Simon Elvery, web developer and designer, having spent the past year recording his every move, will present fascinating discoveries and discuss geo-location technologies and how they’re being used to engage with our city. 

plus engaging visual and interactive urban displays including urban art installation from Salma Osman and presentation of a short film by John Skillington at Blueroom Productions.

Where: Sparrow and Finch Espresso, 100 Creek Street, Brisbane

When: 6-8pm, Thursday, 10 May 2012

See how a city’s residents can use public spaces to express their creative side and share ideals and activities  with others.

Payment Details:

Tickets available online via Eventbrite: $10 p/head (including GST plus processing fee).  Drinks will be provided.  

Registration closes 4.00pm Thursday 10 May 2012.

Please use the link below to purchase your ticket.  Numbers are limited to 100 people.

http://www.eventbrite.com.au/event/3448240781

Brisbane PARK(ing) Day is celebrating it’s 5 year anniversary with a book.    http://www.brisbaneparkingday.com/index.html
BOOK LAUNCH: 
with Urban Grind, 131 Latrobe Tce 
Sunday, 27 May 2012, from 10am 
Buy the book + have a coffee + meet PARKers + celebrate where Brisbane Park(ing) Day started. 

PARK(ing) Day was started in 2005 by Rebar to raise awareness about the lack of green spaces in San Francisco’s downtown. It transformed an on-street car park into a ‘people park’ by temporarily providing turf, seating and shade. It is based on the idea that paying for a parking meter is like ‘renting’ a public space. 
Photo: QUT Book Swap (2009, West End) by http://www.flickr.com/photos/djackmanson/

Brisbane PARK(ing) Day is celebrating it’s 5 year anniversary with a book.    http://www.brisbaneparkingday.com/index.html

BOOK LAUNCH: 

with Urban Grind, 131 Latrobe Tce 

Sunday, 27 May 2012, from 10am 

Buy the book + have a coffee + meet PARKers + celebrate where Brisbane Park(ing) Day started. 

PARK(ing) Day was started in 2005 by Rebar to raise awareness about the lack of green spaces in San Francisco’s downtown. It transformed an on-street car park into a ‘people park’ by temporarily providing turf, seating and shade. It is based on the idea that paying for a parking meter is like ‘renting’ a public space. 

Photo: QUT Book Swap (2009, West End) by http://www.flickr.com/photos/djackmanson/

The Official UR{BNE} Program 

The Official UR{BNE} Program 

The Asia Pacific Design Library is bringing back their pop-up library for Changing Lanes Street Party on the 25th May 2012. 
Hynes St, ValleyFree Entry (5-7pm) $10 (after 7pm, includes welcome drinks) After Party @ Oh Hello 
Changing Lanes is a collaboration between the designers of Hynes street, a distinct group of architects, engineers and interior designers that have come together to create a student based design competition and design oriented street party held in Hynes street on the eve of Brisbane Indesign 2012.

The Asia Pacific Design Library is bringing back their pop-up library for Changing Lanes Street Party on the 25th May 2012. 

Hynes St, Valley
Free Entry (5-7pm) 
$10 (after 7pm, includes welcome drinks)
After Party @ Oh Hello 

Changing Lanes is a collaboration between the designers of Hynes street, a distinct group of architects, engineers and interior designers that have come together to create a student based design competition and design oriented street party held in Hynes street on the eve of Brisbane Indesign 2012.

Painted traffic signal boxes brightens our public spaces, and the actual act of painting them is also activating, engaging and enlivening streets with intrigue, street theatre and interaction. 
Come see UR{BNE} friends paint! 
Painter:  SIRMANO www.sirmano.com.auLocation:  Box B0200 - Given Tce & Latrobe Tce, Paddington TIme: 28th - 29th April 2012  
More painters TBATo paint a box in Brisbane, contact Urban Smart Projects 
(image: international TSB example at http://www.thecoachellavalleyartscene.com/)

Painted traffic signal boxes brightens our public spaces, and the actual act of painting them is also activating, engaging and enlivening streets with intrigue, street theatre and interaction. 

Come see UR{BNE} friends paint! 

Painter:  SIRMANO www.sirmano.com.au
Location:  Box B0200 - Given Tce & Latrobe Tce, Paddington
TIme: 28th - 29th April 2012  

More painters TBA
To paint a box in Brisbane, contact Urban Smart Projects 

(image: international TSB example at http://www.thecoachellavalleyartscene.com/)

Space Imagineers Anonymous (SIA)
SIA enlivens and re-imagines Brisbane’s urban spaces.
It involves designers and general public getting together to draw and rethink spaces in the city (such as walls, lanes and plazas). SIA is an open public forum for ideas, sharing and discussion.
UPCOMING EVENTS 
21st April 2012, 1:30pm (in partnership with Brisbane Sketchcrawl)
11th May 2012, 12:30pm-1:30pm
23rd May 2012, 12:30pm-1:30pm
29th May 2012, 12:30pm-1:30pm 
ABOUT: SIA Events
1) Monthly Missions: You will be sent a secret email message, with time, date and a map for locations to redesign. Drawings will be posted up in that space and online afterwards. On special missions, speakers and a secret agent may also be on hand. These missions self destruct in an hour (usually lunchtimes).
2) Bootcamps: These are occasional training sessions such as drawing classes with an architect
CONTACT: sonia.kirby@gmail.com
Find us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SpaceSIA

Space Imagineers Anonymous (SIA)

SIA enlivens and re-imagines Brisbane’s urban spaces.

It involves designers and general public getting together to draw and rethink spaces in the city (such as walls, lanes and plazas). SIA is an open public forum for ideas, sharing and discussion.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 21st April 2012, 1:30pm (in partnership with Brisbane Sketchcrawl)
  • 11th May 2012, 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • 23rd May 2012, 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • 29th May 2012, 12:30pm-1:30pm 

ABOUT: SIA Events

1) Monthly Missions: You will be sent a secret email message, with time, date and a map for locations to redesign. Drawings will be posted up in that space and online afterwards. On special missions, speakers and a secret agent may also be on hand. These missions self destruct in an hour (usually lunchtimes).

2) Bootcamps: These are occasional training sessions such as drawing classes with an architect

CONTACT: sonia.kirby@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SpaceSIA

Urban Research Program: Seminar Series 
‘Triumph of the City’: A debate”
Wednesday 2nd May 2012
12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Nathan campus - Building N55, Room 1.12
FREE EVENT

ABOUT In 2011 Harvard economist and New York Times contributor  Edward Glaeser published Triumph of the City: how our  Greatest Invention Makes us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier.  
The book has garnered much attention in both International  and Australian urban arenas and thus invites scholarly  attention, reflection and debate. Come along and join this  facilitated discussion around key contemporary urban issues affecting Australian cities.
SpeakersDr Matthew Burke was promoted to Senior Research Fellow  at the URP late last year. Dr Wendy Steele is a Research  Fellow co-located in the URP and the Griffith Climate Change Response Program. 

Urban Research Program: Seminar Series 

‘Triumph of the City’: A debate”

Wednesday 2nd May 2012

12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Nathan campus - Building N55, Room 1.12

FREE EVENT


ABOUT
In 2011 Harvard economist and New York Times contributor  Edward Glaeser published Triumph of the City: how our  Greatest Invention Makes us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier.  

The book has garnered much attention in both International  and Australian urban arenas and thus invites scholarly  attention, reflection and debate. Come along and join this  facilitated discussion around key contemporary urban issues affecting Australian cities.

Speakers
Dr Matthew Burke was promoted to Senior Research Fellow  at the URP late last year. Dr Wendy Steele is a Research  Fellow co-located in the URP and the Griffith Climate Change Response Program. 

Sick of fairy bread and children’s party games ?
We’re not ! If like us, you have a hankering for more playtime in your life, join us for an evening of musical chairs under the stars, followed by a spot of chair-bombing* (*http://dotankbrooklyn.org/22)
Just BYO chair and dust off those mad musical chair skilz you learnt back in preschool.
When? 19th May @ 7.30pm
Where ? Meet outside City Hall in King George Square
Who ? “You and your cousins and me and my cousins.”

Sick of fairy bread and children’s party games ?

We’re not ! If like us, you have a hankering for more playtime in your life, join us for an evening of musical chairs under the stars, followed by a spot of chair-bombing* (*http://dotankbrooklyn.org/22)

Just BYO chair and dust off those mad musical chair skilz you learnt back in preschool.

When? 19th May @ 7.30pm

Where ? Meet outside City Hall in King George Square

Who ? “You and your cousins and me and my cousins.”

Edible Streets Tour
Our suburbs are a gleaners paradise, the overhanging branches and diverse pickings are tribute to our bountiful subtropical climate and multicultural heritage. But the decades of nativist plantings, and the overly-cautious policies that keep food producing trees off of our nature strips lest somebody slip on a macadamia, or be offended by fallen fruit, has dampened the cities potential as a veritable food forest. The edible streets tour offers an introduction to foods, fungi, weeds and other functional plants that inhabit our urban environment. Along the way we discuss the ethical considerations of harvesting, share maps, surplus and ideas to contribute to our edible landscapes. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Forgreenies you can view a short video and photo gallery of a previous edible streets tour now screening on the Permablitz Brisbane website.
The edible streets tour is a International Permaculture Day and Jane’s Walk event.
Location: Meet at the Bent Books corner of Boundary and Vulture Streets, West End.When: 10am Sunday May 6thCost: By donation Contact: ben@blitzbrisbane.org

Edible Streets Tour

Our suburbs are a gleaners paradise, the overhanging branches and diverse pickings are tribute to our bountiful subtropical climate and multicultural heritage. But the decades of nativist plantings, and the overly-cautious policies that keep food producing trees off of our nature strips lest somebody slip on a macadamia, or be offended by fallen fruit, has dampened the cities potential as a veritable food forest. The edible streets tour offers an introduction to foods, fungi, weeds and other functional plants that inhabit our urban environment. Along the way we discuss the ethical considerations of harvesting, share maps, surplus and ideas to contribute to our edible landscapes. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Forgreenies you can view a short video and photo gallery of a previous edible streets tour now screening on the Permablitz Brisbane website.

The edible streets tour is a International Permaculture Day and Jane’s Walk event.

Location: Meet at the Bent Books corner of Boundary and Vulture Streets, West End.
When: 10am Sunday May 6th
Cost: By donation
Contact:
ben@blitzbrisbane.org

Our new website is www.urbne.com
U.R{BNE} Festival 2013 - Your invitation to the Ideas Cafe

http://ideascafejan.eventbrite.com

See Attachment or below for more details


5:30pm for 6pm start
$10 per ticket includes nibbles! Bar available to purchase some social drinks

BRING YOUR IDEAS!!! or help people develop some great ideas for your city!

Last May, the U.R{BNE} Festival successfully activated public spaces with talks, films, art, tours, interventions, pop-ups and performances. This year, the U.R{BNE} Collective are excited to be partnering with Brisbane City Council for Ideas Fiesta (11April to 3 May 2013).

Like last year, we are running an Ideas Café where anyone with an idea can contribute to the festival. Come along if you want to:
contribute to the festival with an event,
volunteer at great event,
sponsor an event,
want to help someone develop a creative idea,
or if you are just curious.
U.R{BNE} is made from volunteers and passionate community-driven events. We would love to hear your ideas for 2013!

Our Ideas Café will be based on the World Café model where, as the organisers, we will ask 3 questions through the night to help develop your ideas for the festival. People with event ideas will act as “hosts”, bringing along their idea and answering questions to help flesh it out. Everyone else will act as “members” helping them to answer the questions and giving them advice.

FOR PAST EVENT HOSTS:  Those who contributed projects last year, we would love you to do it again for 2013. Ideas Café is a perfect chance to showcase your idea and find new volunteers.  Please let us know if you are interested in running the same event as last year (urbnecollective@gmail.com)

FOR NEW PROJECTS:  If you have a public space idea, but need help developing it, Ideas Café is a perfect place to find support, sponsors, space, and like-minded people to help you. U.R{BNE} provides a network to make ideas happen, and this year we can also help match your projects to CBD sites.
If you have an idea for the group to workshop further, please let us know (urbnecollective@gmail.com)

NOTE ABOUT CBD SPACES In partnership with Brisbane City Council, we are looking to match ideas with priorities on
Albert St (closed between Charlotte and Mary St).
Burnett Lane
Spencer Lane
King George Square
Post Office Square
Botanic Gardens
However you do not need to stick to these spaces for your ideas.

If you have any further questions, please contact urbnecollective@gmail.com

U.R{BNE} Festival 2013 - Your invitation to the Ideas Cafe

http://ideascafejan.eventbrite.com

See Attachment or below for more details

5:30pm for 6pm start

$10 per ticket includes nibbles! Bar available to purchase some social drinks

BRING YOUR IDEAS!!! or help people develop some great ideas for your city!

Last May, the U.R{BNE} Festival successfully activated public spaces with talks, films, art, tours, interventions, pop-ups and performances. This year, the U.R{BNE} Collective are excited to be partnering with Brisbane City Council for Ideas Fiesta (11April to 3 May 2013).

Like last year, we are running an Ideas Café where anyone with an idea can contribute to the festival. Come along if you want to:

  • contribute to the festival with an event,
  • volunteer at great event,
  • sponsor an event,
  • want to help someone develop a creative idea,
  • or if you are just curious.

U.R{BNE} is made from volunteers and passionate community-driven events. We would love to hear your ideas for 2013!

Our Ideas Café will be based on the World Café model where, as the organisers, we will ask 3 questions through the night to help develop your ideas for the festival. People with event ideas will act as “hosts”, bringing along their idea and answering questions to help flesh it out. Everyone else will act as “members” helping them to answer the questions and giving them advice.

FOR PAST EVENT HOSTS:
Those who contributed projects last year, we would love you to do it again for 2013. Ideas Café is a perfect chance to showcase your idea and find new volunteers.  Please let us know if you are interested in running the same event as last year (urbnecollective@gmail.com)

FOR NEW PROJECTS:
If you have a public space idea, but need help developing it, Ideas Café is a perfect place to find support, sponsors, space, and like-minded people to help you. U.R{BNE} provides a network to make ideas happen, and this year we can also help match your projects to CBD sites.

If you have an idea for the group to workshop further, please let us know (urbnecollective@gmail.com)

NOTE ABOUT CBD SPACES
In partnership with Brisbane City Council, we are looking to match ideas with priorities on

  1. Albert St (closed between Charlotte and Mary St).
  2. Burnett Lane
  3. Spencer Lane
  4. King George Square
  5. Post Office Square
  6. Botanic Gardens

However you do not need to stick to these spaces for your ideas.

If you have any further questions, please contact urbnecollective@gmail.com

My WIsh for BrisbaneFREE.  All through May Currently at George St, opposite Parliament House(attached to the Brisbane Botanical Gardens fence).
http://mywishforbrisbane.tumblr.com/
My wish for Brisbane is an interactive public art project inviting Brisbane residents to write down and publicly declare and share what their wish for Brisbane is.
Inspired by Candy Chang’s ‘Before I Die’ project, this project involves the installation of boards painted with chalkboard paint, and stencilled with the sentence “my wish for brisbane is _______”. The wall becomes an enlightening way to discover what matters most to the people of Brisbane and how they would like to shape the city.
Wishes will be documented via the blog. It is the hope that the board becomes a starting point in creating a shared dialogue on shaping Brisbane now and in the future.
Please continue wishing via social media: instagram, twitter #mywishforbrisbane, submit your wishes on the website (click submit), or email wishes @ mywishforbrisbane@gmail.com
Special thanks to Potato Press for kindly creating the stencils for this project.

My WIsh for Brisbane
FREE.  All through May 
Currently at George St, opposite Parliament House
(attached to the Brisbane Botanical Gardens fence).

http://mywishforbrisbane.tumblr.com/

My wish for Brisbane is an interactive public art project inviting Brisbane residents to write down and publicly declare and share what their wish for Brisbane is.

Inspired by Candy Chang’s ‘Before I Die’ project, this project involves the installation of boards painted with chalkboard paint, and stencilled with the sentence “my wish for brisbane is _______”. The wall becomes an enlightening way to discover what matters most to the people of Brisbane and how they would like to shape the city.

Wishes will be documented via the blog. It is the hope that the board becomes a starting point in creating a shared dialogue on shaping Brisbane now and in the future.

Please continue wishing via social media: instagram, twitter #mywishforbrisbane, submit your wishes on the website (click submit), or email wishes @ mywishforbrisbane@gmail.com

Special thanks to Potato Press for kindly creating the stencils for this project.

She’ll be apples!
Pop-up Installation in Fortitude Valley, May
A simple re-imagining of Brisbane’s back streets. With hopes to inspire a little whimsy, spontaneity, colour, flux and interactivity into the thoughts of pedestrian commuters.
The could-bes.
What would you do?
*Ongoing Event

She’ll be apples!

Pop-up Installation in Fortitude Valley, May

A simple re-imagining of Brisbane’s back streets. With hopes to inspire a little whimsy, spontaneity, colour, flux and interactivity into the thoughts of pedestrian commuters.

The could-bes.

What would you do?

*Ongoing Event

Friday 25th of MayPainting starts @ 7:30pm at Brew BarFree Entry 
Burnett Lane 
Come along to the BLANK CANVAS event and see some LIVE ART with local Artists using Brisbane as their backdrop down the rustic Burnett lane. Stay tuned for Artists list.This is also the closing event for the month long UR{BNE} Festival. (urbne.com)Hosted by | looseleaf.paper ( looseleaf-paper.com ) and Sirmano ( sirmano.com.au )This event is in conjunction with the Brisbane Style over Speed Ride (riding from West End and ending at Brew Bar). see you all there =)

Friday 25th of May
Painting starts @ 7:30pm at Brew Bar
Free Entry 

Burnett Lane 

Come along to the BLANK CANVAS event and see some LIVE ART with local Artists using Brisbane as their backdrop down the rustic Burnett lane. Stay tuned for Artists list.

This is also the closing event for the month long UR{BNE} Festival. (urbne.com)

Hosted by | looseleaf.paper ( looseleaf-paper.com ) and Sirmano ( sirmano.com.au )

This event is in conjunction with the Brisbane Style over Speed Ride (riding from West End and ending at Brew Bar). 

see you all there =)

MapAttack Brisbane 
Wednesday, May 16th
12- 1pm
MapAttack is a (free) real-time location-based smartphone game that turns the city into one big Pac-Man-like gameboard.
Two teams battle for supremacy over a physical territory by capturing digital points on the gameboard. The gameboard, in this case, is the city streets of the neighborhood the players are in. Players can earn points for their team by physically picking up as many digital dots as they can. (See more at Pop-Up City)
Details to sign up to teams: TBA 

MapAttack Brisbane 

Wednesday, May 16th

12- 1pm

MapAttack is a (free) real-time location-based smartphone game that turns the city into one big Pac-Man-like gameboard.

Two teams battle for supremacy over a physical territory by capturing digital points on the gameboard. The gameboard, in this case, is the city streets of the neighborhood the players are in. Players can earn points for their team by physically picking up as many digital dots as they can. (See more at Pop-Up City)

Details to sign up to teams: TBA 

Brisbane Development Association with UR{BNE}
Thursday 10th May, 6-8pm 
$11 - Tickets > http://www.eventbrite.com.au/event/3448240781
Gresham Lane (off Adelaide St, Queen St) 
At this BDA evening celebration, join our speakers as they  explore, through a series of presentations and interventions:
The power of cross collaboration 
The role of festivals as city making
Film, fun and debate
Key presenters for the evening include: 
Yen Trinh, the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Emerging Design Leader, and co-organiser of the U.R{BNE} Festival who will discuss the UR{BNE} film festival and the role of festivals in city making. 
Matthew Miller, President of the BDA, who will discuss the fundamental role the BDA has played in influencing Brisbane’s growth and their desire to support the U.R{BNE} Collective in realising this exciting opportunity. 
Simon Elvery, web developer and designer, having spent the past year recording his every move, will present fascinating discoveries and discuss geo-location technologies and how they’re being used to engage with our city. 
plus engaging visual and interactive urban displays including urban art installation from Salma Osman and presentation of a short film by John Skillington at Blueroom Productions.
Where: Sparrow and Finch Espresso, 100 Creek Street, Brisbane
When: 6-8pm, Thursday, 10 May 2012
See how a city’s residents can use public spaces to express their creative side and share ideals and activities  with others.
Payment Details:
Tickets available online via Eventbrite: $10 p/head (including GST plus processing fee).  Drinks will be provided.  
Registration closes 4.00pm Thursday 10 May 2012.
Please use the link below to purchase your ticket.  Numbers are limited to 100 people.
http://www.eventbrite.com.au/event/3448240781

Brisbane Development Association with UR{BNE}

Thursday 10th May, 6-8pm 

$11 - Tickets > http://www.eventbrite.com.au/event/3448240781

Gresham Lane (off Adelaide St, Queen St) 

At this BDA evening celebration, join our speakers as they  explore, through a series of presentations and interventions:

  • The power of cross collaboration 
  • The role of festivals as city making
  • Film, fun and debate

Key presenters for the evening include: 

Yen Trinh, the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Emerging Design Leader, and co-organiser of the U.R{BNE} Festival who will discuss the UR{BNE} film festival and the role of festivals in city making. 

Matthew Miller, President of the BDA, who will discuss the fundamental role the BDA has played in influencing Brisbane’s growth and their desire to support the U.R{BNE} Collective in realising this exciting opportunity. 

Simon Elvery, web developer and designer, having spent the past year recording his every move, will present fascinating discoveries and discuss geo-location technologies and how they’re being used to engage with our city. 

plus engaging visual and interactive urban displays including urban art installation from Salma Osman and presentation of a short film by John Skillington at Blueroom Productions.

Where: Sparrow and Finch Espresso, 100 Creek Street, Brisbane

When: 6-8pm, Thursday, 10 May 2012

See how a city’s residents can use public spaces to express their creative side and share ideals and activities  with others.

Payment Details:

Tickets available online via Eventbrite: $10 p/head (including GST plus processing fee).  Drinks will be provided.  

Registration closes 4.00pm Thursday 10 May 2012.

Please use the link below to purchase your ticket.  Numbers are limited to 100 people.

http://www.eventbrite.com.au/event/3448240781

Brisbane PARK(ing) Day is celebrating it’s 5 year anniversary with a book.    http://www.brisbaneparkingday.com/index.html
BOOK LAUNCH: 
with Urban Grind, 131 Latrobe Tce 
Sunday, 27 May 2012, from 10am 
Buy the book + have a coffee + meet PARKers + celebrate where Brisbane Park(ing) Day started. 

PARK(ing) Day was started in 2005 by Rebar to raise awareness about the lack of green spaces in San Francisco’s downtown. It transformed an on-street car park into a ‘people park’ by temporarily providing turf, seating and shade. It is based on the idea that paying for a parking meter is like ‘renting’ a public space. 
Photo: QUT Book Swap (2009, West End) by http://www.flickr.com/photos/djackmanson/

Brisbane PARK(ing) Day is celebrating it’s 5 year anniversary with a book.    http://www.brisbaneparkingday.com/index.html

BOOK LAUNCH: 

with Urban Grind, 131 Latrobe Tce 

Sunday, 27 May 2012, from 10am 

Buy the book + have a coffee + meet PARKers + celebrate where Brisbane Park(ing) Day started. 

PARK(ing) Day was started in 2005 by Rebar to raise awareness about the lack of green spaces in San Francisco’s downtown. It transformed an on-street car park into a ‘people park’ by temporarily providing turf, seating and shade. It is based on the idea that paying for a parking meter is like ‘renting’ a public space. 

Photo: QUT Book Swap (2009, West End) by http://www.flickr.com/photos/djackmanson/

The Official UR{BNE} Program 

The Official UR{BNE} Program 

The Asia Pacific Design Library is bringing back their pop-up library for Changing Lanes Street Party on the 25th May 2012. 
Hynes St, ValleyFree Entry (5-7pm) $10 (after 7pm, includes welcome drinks) After Party @ Oh Hello 
Changing Lanes is a collaboration between the designers of Hynes street, a distinct group of architects, engineers and interior designers that have come together to create a student based design competition and design oriented street party held in Hynes street on the eve of Brisbane Indesign 2012.

The Asia Pacific Design Library is bringing back their pop-up library for Changing Lanes Street Party on the 25th May 2012. 

Hynes St, Valley
Free Entry (5-7pm) 
$10 (after 7pm, includes welcome drinks)
After Party @ Oh Hello 

Changing Lanes is a collaboration between the designers of Hynes street, a distinct group of architects, engineers and interior designers that have come together to create a student based design competition and design oriented street party held in Hynes street on the eve of Brisbane Indesign 2012.

Painted traffic signal boxes brightens our public spaces, and the actual act of painting them is also activating, engaging and enlivening streets with intrigue, street theatre and interaction. 
Come see UR{BNE} friends paint! 
Painter:  SIRMANO www.sirmano.com.auLocation:  Box B0200 - Given Tce & Latrobe Tce, Paddington TIme: 28th - 29th April 2012  
More painters TBATo paint a box in Brisbane, contact Urban Smart Projects 
(image: international TSB example at http://www.thecoachellavalleyartscene.com/)

Painted traffic signal boxes brightens our public spaces, and the actual act of painting them is also activating, engaging and enlivening streets with intrigue, street theatre and interaction. 

Come see UR{BNE} friends paint! 

Painter:  SIRMANO www.sirmano.com.au
Location:  Box B0200 - Given Tce & Latrobe Tce, Paddington
TIme: 28th - 29th April 2012  

More painters TBA
To paint a box in Brisbane, contact Urban Smart Projects 

(image: international TSB example at http://www.thecoachellavalleyartscene.com/)

Space Imagineers Anonymous (SIA)
SIA enlivens and re-imagines Brisbane’s urban spaces.
It involves designers and general public getting together to draw and rethink spaces in the city (such as walls, lanes and plazas). SIA is an open public forum for ideas, sharing and discussion.
UPCOMING EVENTS 
21st April 2012, 1:30pm (in partnership with Brisbane Sketchcrawl)
11th May 2012, 12:30pm-1:30pm
23rd May 2012, 12:30pm-1:30pm
29th May 2012, 12:30pm-1:30pm 
ABOUT: SIA Events
1) Monthly Missions: You will be sent a secret email message, with time, date and a map for locations to redesign. Drawings will be posted up in that space and online afterwards. On special missions, speakers and a secret agent may also be on hand. These missions self destruct in an hour (usually lunchtimes).
2) Bootcamps: These are occasional training sessions such as drawing classes with an architect
CONTACT: sonia.kirby@gmail.com
Find us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SpaceSIA

Space Imagineers Anonymous (SIA)

SIA enlivens and re-imagines Brisbane’s urban spaces.

It involves designers and general public getting together to draw and rethink spaces in the city (such as walls, lanes and plazas). SIA is an open public forum for ideas, sharing and discussion.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 21st April 2012, 1:30pm (in partnership with Brisbane Sketchcrawl)
  • 11th May 2012, 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • 23rd May 2012, 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • 29th May 2012, 12:30pm-1:30pm 

ABOUT: SIA Events

1) Monthly Missions: You will be sent a secret email message, with time, date and a map for locations to redesign. Drawings will be posted up in that space and online afterwards. On special missions, speakers and a secret agent may also be on hand. These missions self destruct in an hour (usually lunchtimes).

2) Bootcamps: These are occasional training sessions such as drawing classes with an architect

CONTACT: sonia.kirby@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SpaceSIA

Urban Research Program: Seminar Series 
‘Triumph of the City’: A debate”
Wednesday 2nd May 2012
12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Nathan campus - Building N55, Room 1.12
FREE EVENT

ABOUT In 2011 Harvard economist and New York Times contributor  Edward Glaeser published Triumph of the City: how our  Greatest Invention Makes us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier.  
The book has garnered much attention in both International  and Australian urban arenas and thus invites scholarly  attention, reflection and debate. Come along and join this  facilitated discussion around key contemporary urban issues affecting Australian cities.
SpeakersDr Matthew Burke was promoted to Senior Research Fellow  at the URP late last year. Dr Wendy Steele is a Research  Fellow co-located in the URP and the Griffith Climate Change Response Program. 

Urban Research Program: Seminar Series 

‘Triumph of the City’: A debate”

Wednesday 2nd May 2012

12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Nathan campus - Building N55, Room 1.12

FREE EVENT


ABOUT
In 2011 Harvard economist and New York Times contributor  Edward Glaeser published Triumph of the City: how our  Greatest Invention Makes us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier.  

The book has garnered much attention in both International  and Australian urban arenas and thus invites scholarly  attention, reflection and debate. Come along and join this  facilitated discussion around key contemporary urban issues affecting Australian cities.

Speakers
Dr Matthew Burke was promoted to Senior Research Fellow  at the URP late last year. Dr Wendy Steele is a Research  Fellow co-located in the URP and the Griffith Climate Change Response Program. 

Sick of fairy bread and children’s party games ?
We’re not ! If like us, you have a hankering for more playtime in your life, join us for an evening of musical chairs under the stars, followed by a spot of chair-bombing* (*http://dotankbrooklyn.org/22)
Just BYO chair and dust off those mad musical chair skilz you learnt back in preschool.
When? 19th May @ 7.30pm
Where ? Meet outside City Hall in King George Square
Who ? “You and your cousins and me and my cousins.”

Sick of fairy bread and children’s party games ?

We’re not ! If like us, you have a hankering for more playtime in your life, join us for an evening of musical chairs under the stars, followed by a spot of chair-bombing* (*http://dotankbrooklyn.org/22)

Just BYO chair and dust off those mad musical chair skilz you learnt back in preschool.

When? 19th May @ 7.30pm

Where ? Meet outside City Hall in King George Square

Who ? “You and your cousins and me and my cousins.”

Edible Streets Tour
Our suburbs are a gleaners paradise, the overhanging branches and diverse pickings are tribute to our bountiful subtropical climate and multicultural heritage. But the decades of nativist plantings, and the overly-cautious policies that keep food producing trees off of our nature strips lest somebody slip on a macadamia, or be offended by fallen fruit, has dampened the cities potential as a veritable food forest. The edible streets tour offers an introduction to foods, fungi, weeds and other functional plants that inhabit our urban environment. Along the way we discuss the ethical considerations of harvesting, share maps, surplus and ideas to contribute to our edible landscapes. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Forgreenies you can view a short video and photo gallery of a previous edible streets tour now screening on the Permablitz Brisbane website.
The edible streets tour is a International Permaculture Day and Jane’s Walk event.
Location: Meet at the Bent Books corner of Boundary and Vulture Streets, West End.When: 10am Sunday May 6thCost: By donation Contact: ben@blitzbrisbane.org

Edible Streets Tour

Our suburbs are a gleaners paradise, the overhanging branches and diverse pickings are tribute to our bountiful subtropical climate and multicultural heritage. But the decades of nativist plantings, and the overly-cautious policies that keep food producing trees off of our nature strips lest somebody slip on a macadamia, or be offended by fallen fruit, has dampened the cities potential as a veritable food forest. The edible streets tour offers an introduction to foods, fungi, weeds and other functional plants that inhabit our urban environment. Along the way we discuss the ethical considerations of harvesting, share maps, surplus and ideas to contribute to our edible landscapes. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Forgreenies you can view a short video and photo gallery of a previous edible streets tour now screening on the Permablitz Brisbane website.

The edible streets tour is a International Permaculture Day and Jane’s Walk event.

Location: Meet at the Bent Books corner of Boundary and Vulture Streets, West End.
When: 10am Sunday May 6th
Cost: By donation
Contact:
ben@blitzbrisbane.org

"Our new website is www.urbne.com"

About:

URBNE is a network of individuals and collectives involved with organising and contributing to activating public spaces. Our goal is to bring together all manner of creative professionals, students and community members who have an interest in bettering our urban environment. The Collective offers a framework in which experience, contacts and information can be shared and a forum to discuss and spread the word.