Crookedworks “Toss” Workshop: Build Your Own Guerilla Urban Birdhouse – Next City


Crookedworks “Toss” Workshop: Build Your Own Guerilla Urban Birdhouse

Friday, February 22, 2013 – Wednesday, December 31, 1969

12:00pm - 5:00pm

On Saturday, February 23, “Crookedworks’”: Carey Clouse and Zach Lamb will be offering a DIY birdhouse workshop from 12:00 – 5:00 pm at the Storefront for Urban Innovation.

The workshop will be an informal, drop-in making lab, where individuals can build their own birdhouse, using salvaged materials and a design modeled after the familiar urban sight of shoes tossed over power lines. Moreover, this workshop will be a creative space for production, and an opportunity for you to impact and engage with your own urban environment as well as collaborate with fellow participants. Join architects and educators Clouse and Lamb for this opportunity to discuss the physical and environmental needs of beneficial birds, to envision new types of urban animal habitat, and to build your own innovative birdhouse. Registration is required — sign up here to build your own innovative birdhouse.

Tools and materials will be provided, and Clouse and Lamb will be on hand to offer instruction and advice. Feel free to bring your own materials and design ideas as well! While the process is simple and open to all ages and skill levels, a single birdhouse may take up to an hour to fabricate, with instruction. At the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to take home your handmade birdhouse — and deploy it on your own. To register for this event, click here.

Crookedworks’ workshop will mark the opening of the New Orleans-based architecture firm’s Storefront installation, on display from February 22 – April 5, 2013. Don’t miss the opening reception of Toss on Friday, February 22, 5:30 – 8:00 pm.


The Storefront for Urban Innovation
2711 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

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