Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Do You Want To Help Build a Park?

The idea is to bring together architecture and art students from different parts of the world who, together with counterpart Filipino students, will design and build a Friendship Park under the artistic supervision of leading artists, architects and urban planners - all in 30 days.

They will transcend their language and cultural differences through a shared vision to design and build the project. After a new park is completed, it is given as a gift to the citizens of the Pacific and to the sponsoring organization or institution in the host city. All parks are for the public, and are directly connected to the Pacific Ocean.

The Park will then become part of a network of Friendship Parks ringing the Pacific, and computer kiosks, connected to the Internet and programmed with translation software will allow visitors to chat in real time with citizens in other parks.

There are already four - in the US, Russia, China and Mexico. In May 2009, CANVAS and the Pacific Rim Park Foundation will build the fifth Friendship Park in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. (Click here to view the selected site.)

We now invite interested students to send in their applications for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Five to seven slots have been allocated for Filipinos. If interested, please signify your interest by emailing your answers to the questions below to info@canvas.ph.

Please note that participants will be expected to shoulder the costs of travel to Puerto Princesa City, as well as a token participation fee (which may be waived upon request for those who may have difficulties in raising the amount). Board and lodging in Puerto Princesa will be shouldered by the Project.

1. Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
Email Address:
Telephone numbers:

2. Why do you want to be involved in the Pacific Rim Park Project?

3. What Languages do you speak?

4. Tell us about what colleges and/or universities you have attended and what you have studied?

5. What are you building experiences if any? What are some of your other skills?

6. What does the Pacific Ocean represent to you?

7. What do you think is the relationship between myth and architecture?

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