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  1. 11 real bus stop shelters in Santa Clara: working with the San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs and VTA, Takara will be engaging youth in creating art that may be integrated in innovative ways into 11 newly designed bus stop shelters to be built in Santa Clara County. February 2013.
  2. Hardscape design in concrete and laser cut metal for freeway pedestrian and bike paths at 101 freeway/Tully and 101 freeway/Capitol Expressway in San Jose. Spring 2013: Images here and here.
  3. Seeking Shelter, a conceptual bus stop installation during the 2012 ZERO1 Art & Technology Biennial. (5 students from Kennedy Middle School in Cupertino assisted in on site design thinking urban prototyping workshops)
  4. Doctor Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library, Rhythms Of Community, A Digital Pattern Art Workshop: October 4th, 2012 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Photos of workshop. “Come create beautiful and fun patterns representing your community. Use photos of your neighborhood and transform them into unique digital patterns which will be printed as window decals for you to take home or share. Join us and share your artistic view of San Jose and learn a how to design repeat patterns using both traditional tools and the computer. For 3rd graders and up.
  5. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Design Thinking: Build a Better Bus Stop Workshop, October 19th, 2012, teen room, 4:00pm-5:30pm. ” How would you envision a better bus stop shelter? Come create models of bus shelters in physical and virtual space. Explore your ideas for how to make bus shelters innovative community hubs. Using slotted cards, build physical prototype models which you can take home. We will be photographing the models in a streetscape diorama to share online with other youth via the Slotshelters.com website. Refine your ideas by building models in the 3D rendering program SketchUp. For teens (including ages 12 and up) Photos from workshop.
  6. Steinbeck Festival: images here (2 students from George Middle School in San Jose assisted in workshop)
  7. Cupertino student works were in the Singapore Jurong Regional Library exhibit, Journey. March 10, 2012.

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