Guess who’s back?!
by Kaitlyn Quigley, pictures by Kristen Mastrodicasa
Brewing up some media/promotion related ideas through our mind map.
Kaitlyn and Catrina turning ideas into sharpie marks.
Hello and welcome to a new chapter in the Green Corridor!
We are the media group for the 2011 Intersummer course composed of students from all spectrums of the academic community. After hours of collaboration we have come up with our most important issues to take on. Our overall goal is to chronicle all of the projects occurring in the Green Corridor. We will accomplish this by using various social media (Facebook, Twitter, and this blog) to track our progress. Also, by planning community events, we will allow for the residents of Windsor to become involved with our mission!
Get ready for two events happening this month! We’ll keep you posted on what’s going on so stay tuned!
From Mind-Mapping to Reality
Creativity and innovation continue to flourish among greenhouse project team members. Beginning with the fundamental requirements of a greenhouse, the team developed several mind-maps branching out into regimes that would appear to have little to nothing to do with greenhouse design. From these branches a list of one hundred seemingly unrelated words was compiled, including terms such as: globalization, discovery, stereotype, fashion, rubber duck, waste, parachutes, community and non-profit. The group will take many of these terms and work to integrate the ideas into our design proposals.
Aside from turning the creative wheels, the entire team has been hard at work planning, designing and researching. By the midterm report on February 25, 2010, the team will be prepared to present five exterior design proposals along with proposed floor plans and options for sustainable systems integration. One of the proposed designs follows the theme of a lady bug as depicted. Elementary research will also be completed on recycled or renewable materials that may be used for construction as well as vegetable or herb crops with the optimum potential for output given the climate in Southwestern Ontario. An initial list of potential sources for project funding will also be identified.