El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas is hosting its summer series, Camp Design Build Adventure June 5th – 10th. Folks will design and build projects for local East Side Play! Park. Hosted by architect Jack Sanders, participants will enjoy four days of furniture designing, fun and hanging out.
“Camp Design Build Adventure benefits Dersu Collective, a locally based group of artists whose focus is funding specific in-need projects for kids in the community. East Side Play! is a small park designed for neighborhood kids and was funded entirely by the Collective via art sales. The shade structure in the park was built by Camp Design Build Adventure participants in Summer of 2011. This year’s Camp will design and build furniture and other relevant elements for the park.”
“This four-day workshop focuses on locality and community in design – not just the materials and the construction techniques, but how climate, geography, socioeconomics, personal relationships and even factors like the food, music and art of a place can and should influence design.
Cost for Camp Design Build Adventure is $525 per person (accommodations not included). At El Cosmico you can find all kinds of accommodations, from trailers to wall tents, teepees and camp spaces.