RE:MIKE Community Event Visualizes Future of Saint Michael’s Drive Corridor

September 21-23 event features demonstrations, music, film and more

Date September 11, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Author Editor

Publication SantaFe.com

Categories Community Culture Education Lectures & Workshops Family Festivals Local News & Sports

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From RE:MIKE publicity materials.

From September 21 through 23, everyone is invited to stop by the Saint Michael's Village West Shopping Center (the 1600 block of St. Michael's Drive, adjacent to the Santa Fe University of Art & Design), and participate in re:imagining Central Santa Fe.

Events will take place from 5 -10 p.m. on Friday, September 21; from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday, September 22; and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, September 23 (see schedule below for details).

In the last few years, cities from Waco, Texas to Washington DC and all around the globe have tapped the potential of ground-up, participatory planning to influence policy and determine public priorities. Sometimes called “urban prototyping” or “pop-ups,” these events are transforming urban planning and empowering communities to take the lead in shaping of their futures.

The Saint Michael's Drive Corridor is the heart of central Santa Fe and the intersection point for all four of Santa Fe's city council districts. It's a vital area anchored by the Santa Fe University of Art & Design and the CHRISTUS Saint Vincent Regional Medical Center. In between are important neighborhoods, dozens of crucial businesses and great community organizations. The RE:MIKE event is a continuation of existing and previous efforts (find links to previous events on our timeline at Facebook.com/remikeable and listed below) to encourage residents, citizens, business owners, students, commuters and everyone who has a stake in the area to lend their voices to its future.

Community partners involved in putting on RE:MIKE include: The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, MIX Santa Fe, Kindle Project, Thomas Properties, Youthworks!, The Story of Place Institute, Creative Santa Fe, The Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe University, Christus St. Vincent, New Mexico Bank and Trust, Positive Energy, Affordable Solar, Santa Fe Community College, Bike Santa Fe, Southwest Urban Hydrology, EarthCare, Santa Fe Permaculture, Meow Wolf and Chimera, Autotroph, Santa Fe Innovation Park, Lumenscapes, Creative Santa Fe, Surroundings, EarthCare, Wise Fool New Mexico, My Idea Tree, New Mexico Technology Council, the businesses of Saint Michael's Village Shopping Center and dozens of artists and entrepreneurs. 

RE:IMAGINE Central Santa Fe by attending a pop-up previtalization of the Saint Michael's Corridor!
SEPTEMBER 21-23

RE:MIKE KICKOFF
What it's about: Let's get this party started When it is: 5 p.m. Friday, September 21

CANDY CHANG KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
What it's about: Artist and urban planner Candy Chang will present her work in transforming neighborhoods and infusing emotion into the fabric of cities. Sponsored byCreative Santa Fe. Tickets ($10, $5 students) may be purchased at ticketssantafe.org
When it is: 6 p.m. Friday, September 21

MEOW WOLF PRESENTS: A HAWK AND A HACKSAW'S SHADOWS OF THE FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS
What it's about: A Hawk and a Hacksaw will perform a live soundtrack to the fantastic film Shadows of the Forgotten Ancestors. With Special Guests CLOACAS!

Check out the Facebook Info
When it is: 8 p.m. Friday, September 21

FILM SCREENING OF "URBANIZED"

What it's about: "Urbanized" is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. When it is: 8 p.m. Friday, September 21

TRACTOR BREWERY BEER GARDEN
What it's about: New Mexico's own Tractor Brewer will be stocking and rocking the 100 percent safe, legal and responsible Beer Garden. Tractor, btw, is home of the Shit Burquenos Say star Lauren Poole.
When it is: 5-10 p.m. Friday, September 21

POP-UP BUSINESSES AND ARTIST PROJECTS
What it's about: Check out terrific, temporary businesses and artist projects showcasing Santa Fe entrepreneurs and vibrancy on St. Michael's Drive.
When it is: 5-10 p.m. Friday, September 21

DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS
What it's about: Check out fabulous demonstration projects surrounding energy, water, ecology, transportation and business development.
When it is: 5-10 p.m. Friday, September 21

WISE FOOLS PRESENTS A SNEAK PEAK OF SEA SAW
What it's about: Wise Fool New Mexico will preview its fabulous new performance on its amazing new equipment built by Christian Ristow and Christina Sporrong.
When it is: Midday Saturday, September 22

TRACTOR BREWERY BEER GARDEN
What it's about: New Mexico's own Tractor Brewery will be stocking and rocking the 100 percent safe, legal and responsible Beer Garden. Tractor, btw, is home of the Shit Burquenos Say star Lauren Poole.
When it is: Noon-10 p.m. Saturday, September 22

FILM SCREENING OF "MY PLAYGROUND"
What it's about:
Kaspar Astrup Schröder's "My Playground" explores the way Parkour and Freerunning is changing the perception of urban space and how the spaces and buildings they are moving on are changing them.
When it is: TBD Saturday, September 22

FILM SCREENING OF "URBANIZED"
What it's about: "Urbanized" is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.
When it is: TBD Saturday, September 22

DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS
What it's about: Check out fabulous demonstration projects surrounding energy, water, ecology, transportation and business development.
When it is: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, September 22

POP-UP BUSINESSES AND ARTIST PROJECTS
What it's about: Check out terrific, temporary businesses and artist projects showcasing Santa Fe entrepreneurs and vibrancy on St. Michael's Drive.
When it is: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, September 22

YOUTHWORKS TEEN NIGHT
What it's about: YouthWorks represents with a kickin' teen night complete with music, sweet cars and plenty of attitude.
When it is: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, September 22

WISE FOOLS PRESENTS A SNEAK PEAK OF SEA SAW
What it's about: Wise Fool New Mexico will preview its fabulous new performance on its amazing new equipment built by Christian Ristow and Christina Sporrong.
When it is: 7 p.m. Saturday, September 22

THE CANDYMAN ROCK SCHOOL
What it's about: Rock School graduates move into public performance in a big way. When it is: 6 p.m Saturday, September 22

BIKE RODEO
What it's about: Bike Rodeo for kids
When it is: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, September 23

FILM SCREENING OF "MY PLAYGROUND"
What it's about: Kaspar Astrup Schröder's "My Playground" explores the way Parkour and Freerunning is changing the perception of urban space and how the spaces and buildings they are moving on are changing them
When it is: TBD Sunday, September 23

POP-UP BUSINESSES AND ARTIST PROJECTS
What it's about: Check out terrific, temporary businesses and artist projects showcasing Santa Fe entrepreneurs and vibrancy on St. Michael's Drive. When it is: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, September 23

DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS
What it's about: Check out fabulous demonstration projects surrounding energy, water, ecology, transportation and business development. When it is: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, September 23

ELECTRIC CAR PARADE
What it's about: Electric Cars will strut their stuff on Sunday. When it is: TBD pm Sunday, September 23

Key RE:MIKE Demonstration Projects

RE:ENERGIZE -- Path to a Sustainable Energy Network

RE:ENERGIZE invites the community to engage with the many aspects of energy efficiency and renewable energy, including tools and techniques available now; systems coming soon; and visions for Central Santa Fe’s energy future.

An Energy Village will offer information about and models of efficient design, energy generation, consumer financing, electric vehicles and job opportunities. People will experience and learn through a pop-up renewable energy system powering the event; a smart home simulation space; and depictions of neighborhood energy network designs and principles.

Project partners are the Santa Fe Innovation Park (santafeinnovate.org), Autotroph Design (ww5.autotrophdesign.com/), Positive Energy Solar (www.positiveenergysolar.com/), Santa Fe Community College (www.sfcc.edu/), and Lumenscapes (lumenscapes.com/).

Other participants include Central New Mexico College, Aerolenz, Affordable Solar, New Mexico Solar Energy Association, Go Solar, Homewise, Santa Fe County, Garcia Nissan, and the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.

THE FORGOTTEN ARROYO

St. Michael's lies within the Arroyo de Los Pinos drainage, but few people know where it is. This neglect has degraded an important Santa Fe watershed. How can redevelopment of the St. Michael's heal the watershed and renew the arroyo's place in community life?

Daylight the Arroyo!--Artists and volunteers will paint the path of the arroyo onto the pavement that currently covers it.

Put Pavement to Work!--Watershed activists propose to harvest rainwater where it falls and use it to grow plants.

Don't Wastewater!--For a new dormitory project, specialists propose an onsite biological sewage treatment system.

Eat Your Infrastructure!--Artists, designers, food activists, and SFUAD students will show how rainwater runoff and unused space can come together to produce local food.

Occupy Your Watershed!--How we live has a direct influence on our watersheds. Educators will help local residents see how their own backyard is a watershed.

Partners:
Home Grown New Mexico Southwest Urban Hydrology Earth Care
Santa Fe Permaculture
Edie Tsong, Artist

TRANSPORTATION: Multi-Modal Alternatives for the St. Michael’s Corridor

The corridor becomes a more attractive and functional destination for multi-modal transportation through improved sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes, and transit access; trails on historic alignments that connect segregated land uses; and urban density, design, and architecture at a pedestrian scale.

Consider how bicyclists and pedestrians might gain convenient and safe access to and through St. Michael’s Village West on historically-significant, non-road alignments.

Examine a reduction from six lanes to four lanes makes room for bike lanes as well as curb extensions at pedestrian crossings.

Signage, markings, maps, and other wayfinding tools guide transit users, bicyclists, and pedestrians along desirable routes to and from the site. 

 

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