CityStudio Virtual HUBBUB #6
Celebrating Experiential Learning!
Fall 2020 semester has been a busy and very creative time at CityStudio Abbotsford! Three challenges containing the work of 19 student working teams are now showcased in our virtual semi-annual HUBBUB #6. The website will remain live until January 29th, and there is a chance to vote for your favourite team as part of the People’s Choice Award until January 21st. To view the projects’ posters and videos please visit:
As communities locally and globally have been faced with the urgency to deliver critical services to those in need, one of the Fall 2020 CityStudio challenges had assessed the impact that HelpSeeker community services platform has made before the pandemic as well as throughout the first wave of this unfolding health crisis. Dr. Afia Raja’s Geography students approached the HelpSeeker’s data from a variety of angles, focusing on the most vulnerable segments of the population and the access to services they seek out. The pandemic also accentuated the importance of socially responsible public art and purposeful placemaking as a factor in urban planning. Dr. Cherie Enns’s students, also in Geography, showed their commitment and resilience at tackling a challenging task of reimagining public spaces through a wide range of creative means. They designed a series of toolkits to help inform future public art policy in Abbotsford and build a more inclusive community. These types of projects present a very valuable experience to UFV students who develop important transferable skills while being engaged in hands-on experiential projects. To help celebrate our students’ success and further inform our community about the CityStudio program, a business class led by Dr. Kim Milnes worked on a challenge to create a vibrant and innovative CityStudio Abbotsford digital presence. Our virtual HUBBUB#6 contains several video tours of the CityStudio Abbotsford website prototypes proposed by students.