Installation Day 1

Today we had installed the Tilt-Down Fence! We will be back on site to secure the anchoring of the installation and continue to make final touches! 

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Pre-Installation!

We had our last final production meeting this past Friday! Preview of our colorful hand-woven benches/tables! We will begin installing in Fields Corner tomorrow, August 29! Be on the look for an installation update!

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FINAL CRUNCH BEFORE INSTALLATION!

August 25, 2016

Yesterday was our MAJOR Production Day- We finished 12/15 Bamboo Ladders, altogether learned how to weave/ add in the warps for the benches, and started tackling the AMAZING tables! We had a total of 10 amazing volunteers help out yesterday for a full-on production day! We would like to thank all our volunteers from yesterday: Ivan Inhwan Tae (RISD Architecture,class of ’17), Tzu-Yu Su (RISD M arch, class of ’16). Ariana Lee (Brown University alumni class of ’15), Jennifer Vincent (Brown University alumni class of ’13), Jenyea Tiffany Chang (RISD M arch, class of ’16), Cissy Yuan (RISD Industrial Design, class of ’17), Sandra Lopez (RISD Textiles, class of ’17), textile coordinator Isabelle Camarra (RISD Textiles, class of ’17), textile lead coordinator Michelle Dunbar (RISD alumni Textiles, class of ’16), and project manager Iris Kim (RISD Architecture, class of ’17).

We will be having our LAST Production meeting tomorrow, and deliver the parts for installation on site this coming Sunday! We are now entering the installation phase of the project, and approaching our Sept 3rd. opening day!

Take a Sneak Peak at our bright and fun tables and benches!

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Coming soon to the Tilt-Down Fence, are some amazing programs and events made possible by local organizations and businesses! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for updates! 

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ENTERING FINAL FABRICATION WEEK!

Aug 21, 2016

TILT-DOWN FENCE 2016 ENTERING FINAL PRODUCTION WEEK!

We would like to give a shout out to all of our AMAZING volunteers! We are entering the last week of production of our tables, benches, and ladders! This past Friday, we met for a full work day of production with our amazing volunteers. We were able to mock-up a prototype of one set of picnic table+benches, finish a couple of ladders, and check off a few components from our weaving list! So thanks again to our volunteers:  Ariana Lee (Brown University alumni class of ’15), Cissy Yuan (RISD Industrial Design, class of ’17), Lyza Baum (RISD alumni Textiles, class of ’16), Sandra Lopez (RISD Textiles, class of ’17), Siena Smith (RISD Textiles, class of ’18), textile coordinator Isabelle Camarra (RISD Textiles, class of ’17)and the textile lead coordinator Michelle Dunbar (RISD alumni Textiles, class of ’16)

We have also heard some GREAT news from VACA (Vietnamese American Civic Association) and the Immigration Advancement office! Both organizations will be hosting one or more programs at the Tilt-Down Fence during its month of installation! We will upload a flyer of programmed events soon!

Finally, our volunteer crew will meet this upcoming Wednesday again for a full on work day, so please stay tuned for another amazing production update! Again, if there are any potential volunteers out there interested in lending a hand this week/next week for production+installation, please contact Iris Kim (Tilt-Down Fence project coordinator) at  ik@br-a-ce.org.


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back row: Anthony Piermarini (co-founder BR+A+CE), Siena Smith (RISD Textiles ’16) front row: Cissy Yuan (RISD Industrial Design ’16), Hansy Better (co-founder BR+A+CE), Sandra Lopez (RISD Textiles ’16), Iris Kim (project coordinator, RISD Architecture ’16), Ariana Lee (Brown University alumni ’15), Isabelle Camarra (RISD Textiles ’16)


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Free Ice Cream on Sept 3rd!

Tilt-Down Fence has found its first supplier donation! And it’s…. ICE CREAM! Chill On Park, a local Dorchester ice cream and coffee shop has agreed to donate enough ice cream for 120 people at the opening on Sept 3rd! We are very thankful for this amazing donation, and wanted to give a special shout out to Chill On Park and especially, the owner Wendy!

Chill on the Park is more than just your normal local ice cream store, they have an amazing cause to give back and engage with the community!  Though a young business, they have participated in some amazing events and  they select local organizations, nonprofit groups, and events to promote and support. Most of their donations concentrate for children and education, and we were lucky enough to convince them to join us at Tilt-Down Fence this year! So make sure you come by on Sept 3rd to Chill on the Park with BR+A+CE and Field Corner’s very own Chill on Park!

Check out their menu, location, and more about the amazing things they do at Chill on Park!

www.chillonpark.com 

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