Design Charrette: Hidden Creeks, Living Creeks

Friday, March 23, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Center for Design Innovation

450 Design Ave, Winston-Salem

Join us at the Center for Design Innovation for a design charrette focused on urban creeks. Together we will share our creek stories, find our urban waterways on a map and enjoy a hands-on exploration of a nearby hidden creek segment. We will cap off our morning with a design thinking exercise to reimagine the future of Winston-Salem's creek network.

The charrette will be hosted by the Center for Design Innovation and facilitated by Kristen Haaf and Betsy Towns. Kristen is an environmental designer with Roots First Design and Community Design Fellow at the Center for Design Innovation. Betsy Towns is an environmental artist, Art History professor at UNCSA and the interim director of the Center for Design Innovation.

The design workshop will include lunch. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP at

The goal of the Living Creek Project is to inspire ecological literacy about our urban waterways through public conversations, mapping of creek histories and ecologies, and designed interventions at "touchpoints" along our creeks.