Guest post by Christine Earnshaw, Project Lead, 100in1Day, Synapcity. (Images courtesy of 100in1Day Ottawa.)
Saturday, June 2nd is 100in1Day.
100in1day is a global festival that activates citizen-led initiatives in public spaces across a city. Originating in Bogota, Colombia, and spreading to cities across the globe, the citizen-led festival is a platform for residents to host one hundred or more thoughtful and playful “interventions” across the city to transform outdoor public space and spark positive change.
Powered by Synapcity, 100in1Day is coming to Ottawa for the second time this year on June 2nd!
Interventions are activities that take place in parks, on the streets, in schoolyards and other public spaces. They are activities such as street art projects, free outdoor music performances, flash mob events, community bike rides, temporary art installations, pop-up parks, guerilla gardening projects, neighbourhood walking tours, and so much more. 100in1Day is a festival of possibility.
By registering an intervention, you can share your passion for the city and contribute to Ottawa’s community-building initiatives.
Let’s make this year bigger, more diverse and more inspiring than ever.
10 Reasons to Participate in 100in1Day
- Add beauty to a neglected or unexpected public space
- Bring people together through play
- Invite social interaction
- Liven up a public space
- Take it outside
- Support the environment
- Improve city infrastructure
- Act on an idea to improve the neighbourhood or the city
- Share knowledge and expertise
- Be creative!