I’ve already mentioned Biennial of the Americas (the Music for Animals event on Friday night), but I just discovered something that sounds even more awesome: Craft Urbanism. Here’s the official description:
On the afternoon of July 20 a pocket of downtown Denver will be activated by series of pop-up beer gardens. Drawn from the city’s urban fabric, four locations within a single block radius—14th Street, 15th Street, Wynkoop Street and Wazee Street—will be transformed into distinct spaces for people to gather and enjoy locally crafted beer. Scattered along the Cherry Creek River, above the river and between buildings, the sites will engage a pedestrian bridge, sidewalk and an alley. The experience of each garden will offer a unique view of the city and draw attention to different aspects of Denver’s urban design. Socially activating spaces not normally used for gathering, each garden will showcase beer from one of four local breweries—Denver Beer Co. (the official beer sponsor of the 2013 Biennial of the Americas), Wynkoop Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Co., and Strange Brewing Company. Food from Mikes Kitchen will also be available. A sampling of urban spaces and beer, each garden, like the beer that will be served, will offer something distinct and different from the next. As a temporary redrafting of urban environments, Craft Urbanism invites a new way of experiencing the city of Denver. This special, one-day event is apart of Biennial’s 2013 exhibition, Draft Urbanism and culminates a series of Biennial cultural celebrations starting July 16- 20. Created by Paul Andersen and Adam Lerner with Mardee Goff. Designed by Paul Andersen.
This is one of the best ideas anybody has ever had.
You can find out more about Biennial of the Americas public festivals here.