Digital Futures Jam – January 25, 2014

Posted by sarah on Jan 14, 2014 in nerd jam
Digital Futures Jam – January 25, 2014

Please join us for our second design jam of 2014! In collaboration with OpenMedia.ca, we will explore how matters of digital access, choice and affordability affect our daily lives, and propose solutions that put people first. This is one of many citizen-led events taking place on the same day across Canada! Learn more about the ...

UTOPIA Jam – January 17, 2014

Posted by sarah on Jan 4, 2014 in nerd jam
UTOPIA Jam – January 17, 2014

Please join us for our first design jam of 2014. This will be in collaboration with writer and scholar Janine MacLeod on the topic of UTOPIAS. Janine will share some of her research and an excerpt from her short story Permeable Toronto: A Hydro-Eutopia. This will lead us into fun collective design exercise around our ...

Happy Holidays!

Posted by sarah on Dec 20, 2013 in nerd news
Happy Holidays!

We’re looking forward to getting back into a healthy habit of hosting monthly events at the fabulous HiVE and we hope that you will join us! Basically, 2014 is going to be AWESOME. Mark your calendar for our first event of 2014 on the evening Friday January 17th. This will be in collaboration with writer ...

Meet the first Social Innovators in Residence!

Posted by sarah on Jun 12, 2013 in nerd news
Meet the first Social Innovators in Residence!

The Nerds are delighted to introduce our very first Social Innovators in Residence: Nick Harvey-Cheetham and Maia Rowan. Maia comes to us from the Industrial Design program at Emily Carr, now working as an independent designer. Her projects are always thoughtfully put together and culturally relevant. One of her super powers is empathetic observation. Seriously. ...

Nerds featured in FACE/AD/BLOG

Posted by sarah on May 13, 2013 in nerd news
Nerds featured in FACE/AD/BLOG

Back in Feburary, a few of us were interviewed by a group in Montreal putting together a very interestingly formatted ‘posterfolio’ called FACE/AD/BLOG. They somehow found us and wanted to feature the Urban Mobility Project from our project archive. After many attempts at finding a time that worked for both sides we each met the ...

New Nerd Chapters – NYC and MTL

Posted by sarah on May 12, 2013 in nerd news
New Nerd Chapters – NYC and MTL

Design Nerd Chapters starting up in New York City and Montreal this summer! NYC led by the incredible duo Samantha Lefort and Joshua Welsh, while Montreal is led by the very talented artist &designer Eli Horn. Montreal FB group / New York City FB group

Visioning Jam: Addressing Homelessness

Posted by sarah on Apr 12, 2013 in nerd jam
Visioning Jam: Addressing Homelessness

RSVP here: http://addressing-homelessness.eventbrite.com/ Project Context Homelessness Action Week (HAW ) is an annual regional Metro Vancouver campaign aimed at raising awareness and building community capacity and partnerships for local solutions to homelessness. In connection with Metro Vancouver’s 8th annual Homelessness Action Week (HAW) the City of Vancouver is once again offering grants to Vancouver community ...

Future Visions For Experiential Education with SFU Change Lab

Posted by sarah on Mar 25, 2013 in nerd jam
Future Visions For Experiential Education with SFU Change Lab

SFU Change Lab, The Experiential Education Project and the Vancouver Design Nerds Proudly Present: Designing The SFU Experience: Future Visions for Experiential Education This event is our chance to feed those radical ideas for change into a strategic planning process at SFU. We want you, your friends and your grandest, boldest ideas for education to ...

Laboratory of Housing Alternatives – Visioning Workshop

Posted by sarah on Nov 8, 2012 in nerd jam, nerd news
Laboratory of Housing Alternatives – Visioning Workshop

The Laboratory of Housing Alternatives is a forum for people who want to take action into providing affordable housing alternatives for young, creative and emerging professionals! RSVP Here! Every year many creative professionals leave Vancouver due to the lack of adequate and affordable places to live. We form part of a new generation that live and work ...

Design Nerd Jam 6.5 – Penny Jam

Posted by sarah on May 30, 2012 in nerd jam
Design Nerd Jam 6.5 – Penny Jam

The Penny Jam was an event that took place inside the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. We engaged the public as well as other ‘Makers’ in the action of making things from or decorating other objects with the soon-to-be-defunct Canadian Penny.