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ReSpace Competition – challenge ReSpace Porch


The challenge: design a small, outdoor community gathering space which exhibits exemplary design using reuse materials.

This year the competition combines issues of program, culture and context to the challenge of designing with reuse materials. We are asking you to design a space that will allow Hope House (a non-profit outreach program for the inner-city of Wake Forest, NC) to continue growing by moving some of its programs outside.  This will solve their need for space and increase their connection to the neighborhood.

We selected “Porch” as the theme for our 2014 ReSpace competition because porches are a key element of the southern vernacular.  They are central to southern culture.  They are a primary place where neighbors gather, socialize and become a community.

“We hope to use this space to help our community…to provide a comfortable outdoor space for our seniors to sit and be a part our annual events…a place for seating and a screen for outdoor moviesstorage for our clothing giveaway, we get clothes year round and are forced to donate them to other charities because we don’t enough room to store them… to expand our Read and Feed program that provides books, food, and tutors to children who need them...” – Norma J. Bennekin, Hope House Community Projects Assistant

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ReSpace Competition – challenge.

The RE Store’s 12th Annual Recycled Arts Show – April 2013

The RE Store’s 12th Annual

Art piece - Jubilee by Julia HaackRecycled Arts Show

Our Annual Recycled Arts Show in April and early May of 2013 will showcase three galleries in two cities, participatory art in action and other surprises that are still in the works.


Seattle Call for Art and Functional Designs

Bellingham Call for Art and Functional Designs

The RE Store has been highlighting creative reuse, art and functional pieces made from reclaimed and found materials for a dozen years now. Our partners include galleries, non-profit organizations and a wide spectrum of artists from greater Cascadia (the Pacific NW and BC):

We will be partnering with the North Sound Bay Keeper and the Surfrider Foundation again this year. View our blog story about the Beach Litter Art Installation from last year.

recycled art trio by westfall and lovett

via The RE Store’s 12th Annual Recycled Arts Show – April 2013.