Posts Tagged ‘architecture’


Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

The Dashboard was used publicly for the first time last week. At a design charrette for the Chateau Masson community in Windsor, Ontario, Luigi Ferarra, Program Director IWB, whipped out the analog slider to explain the design intent for the three days. Setting the slider to co-create he called on everyone needed to work together to achieve a good result.

The Institute Without Boundaries was asked to host a design charrette for Chateau Masson, which is a community facing enormous social disadvantage but is being transformed though a partnership with the students from the University of Windsor’s Social Work program. The Institue was asked to explore options for a redesign of the building to meet very different needs of the residents and improve security and health.

Attending he charrette were graduates from the Institute, the faculty, students from the University of Windsor, CMC, representatives of the City of Windsor and the residents of Chateau Masson.

This is, we hope, the first of many instances when Dashboard can help inform social design projects. We’ll keep you posted.