New Nerd Chapters – NYC and MTL

Posted by 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 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 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 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 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.

Design Nerd Jam 6.4 – re:THINK HOUSING

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in nerd jam
Design Nerd Jam 6.4 – re:THINK HOUSING

Aimed at everyone who has an interest in affordable housing, from the general public, to designers, planners and architects, to philanthropists, students, non profits and financial institutions, the re:THINK HOUSING JAM is a constructive and creative way to get new perspectives on how we deal with Vancouver’s affordable housing crisis. The event will also be […]

Design Nerd Jam 6.3 – STREET PARK JAM

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in nerd jam
Design Nerd Jam 6.3 – STREET PARK JAM

Come! Jam with us on May 18! This jam brings together Julien Thomas (Late Nite Art), CoV’s passionate Parks Board and Engineering staff and -you- to generate ideas for turning some of Vancouver’s streets into park land. In support of Vancouver’s greenest city goals, we will focus on how to increase access to nature and […]

Design Nerd Jam 6.2 – HiVE Alive

Posted by on Mar 10, 2012 in nerd jam
Design Nerd Jam 6.2 – HiVE Alive

RSVP here: http://hivemind.eventbrite.ca Meet the Hive Mind, the consultative think tank growing within the Hive. For this inaugural event Hive Mind decided to pair up with the Vancouver Design Nerds to host a fantastic evening to get things rolling. The Hive Mind will use its collective intelligence to provide solution development services to organizations of […]

City Studio Jam

Posted by on Mar 10, 2012 in nerd jam
City Studio Jam

CityStudio engaged the Vancouver Design Nerds to plan and facilitate a Nerd Jam for their CityStudio-Partner Course. The theme of the jam was “Transforming Vancouver’s Unused Spaces” and brought together students, faculty, City staff and designers for an evening of idea generation, inspiration and co-creative fun! Participants gave 90 second idea pitches (24 in total), […]

Facilitation Innovation

Posted by on Feb 11, 2012 in nerd news
Facilitation Innovation

The Design Nerd Board and Steering Committee members are taking an active role in improving and developing our facilitation skills, methods and techniques. Over the course of the year, we will be inviting professional facilitators to enlighten us with stories, advice, best practices and practical techniques to help us make Nerd Jams more awesome. Get […]