Digital Detox Jam + Fundraiser (Save the Date!)

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in nerd jam, nerd news
Digital Detox Jam + Fundraiser (Save the Date!)

Mark your calendars nerds, this is going to be a good one! Join us IRL for a Digital Detox Jam as we explore ways to unplug and interact mindfully with digital devices. This will be our first-ever VDN Fundraiser… yes, Nerds need love too! Please support the Vancouver Design Nerds Society through cost of admission, […]

Design Sundays Workshop – Modify Vancouver: An Intro to Design Fiction

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in nerd jam
Design Sundays Workshop – Modify Vancouver: An Intro to Design Fiction

Modify Vancouver, hosted by the Vancouver Design Nerds, will introduce participants to Design Fiction through the research of guest speaker Ian Wojtowicz. This workshop will spark creativity, collaboration and a method for generating conceptual ideas as they pertain to local issues around Vancouver’s mobility and public space. Participants will work in small groups to put […]

PLAYtheBLOX: Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in projects
PLAYtheBLOX: Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver

The Vancouver Design Nerds are excited to have presented the second installment of our urban design game PLAYtheBLOX this past week at an event hosted by Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver at SFU Woodward’s. First unveiled this Summer in conjunction with Strathcona BIA’s Meet the Maker’s Expo, PLAYtheBLOX was designed and developed by long-time nerds Mitra Mansour […]

Design Nerd Fiesta

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in nerd news
Design Nerd Fiesta

Join the Design Nerds for our annual summer social. Celebrate some of our more recent projects, welcome new faces and explore the future of the Design Nerd universe together through a mini-jam. 8pm – Late | 9pm Mini-Jam Saturday 22nd August Faculty Brewing Co, 1830 Ontario St., V5T 2W6 $10 = drinks and snacks included […]

Volunteer Call

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in nerd news
Volunteer Call

The Vancouver Design Nerds Society is looking for new Steering Committee members to join our team! Apply here with your preferred role(s) by August 5 at 5pm! VND Recruitment 2015 – PDF doc Who are the Vancouver Design Nerds (VDN)? The Vancouver Design Nerds are a network of collaborating designers, artists and social innovators that […]

PLAYtheBLOX: Strathcona

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in projects
PLAYtheBLOX: Strathcona

PLAYtheBLOX is an urban design game that was developed by Vancouver Design Nerds’ Mitra Mansour and Sarah Hay as a participatory design and civic engagement tool to foster dialogue and generate tangible ideas pertaining to changing neighbourhoods. It is rooted in the methodology that better public spaces are created through Placemaking as well as scalable […]

MOV Food Security in Cities

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in nerd jam, nerd news, projects, proposals
MOV Food Security in Cities

In February, the Design Nerds hosted a Jam with our long-time collaborators, the Museum of Vancouver (MOV). The subject was food security and the resiliency of cities to cope with the requirement of reducing carbon footprints while encouraging walkability and neighbourliness and community for residents that often find themselves isolated and disconnected from those living […]

Make Space for S P R I N G

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in nerd jam
Make Space for S P R I N G

20 February 18:30–21:30 The Hive #210 – 128 West Hastings Street Vancouver, V6B 1G8Register: spaceforspring.eventbrite.ca#makespaceforspringLet’s face it Vancouverites are inundated with too much stuff that takes up precious time, space and $$$. Join us for our first Nerd Jam of 2015 where we look at decluttering our lives and inventing ways to re-purposing items to […]

Finding the Future – AUB Workshop (UK)

Posted by on Jan 18, 2015 in nerd jam
Finding the Future – AUB Workshop (UK)

Flying across the pond for the holiday period, Design Nerd Marten Sims lead a day-long workshop at the Arts University Bournemouth (voted the UK’s favourite Art and Design University) titled ‘Finding the Future’. The workshop consisted of two main parts designed to help 60-or-so BA (hons) Graphic Design 3rd-year students find problems to start to […]

RainCheque images + Winner!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in nerd news
RainCheque images + Winner!

The Winning team, including team-mates (L-R) Kajsa Ström and Sam Cameron, with their idea ‘Corner Canopy’! Images from the Jam: