Graphic courtesy of City Fabrick.
As a Knight Cities Challenge Award recipient for its Place-make the Vote concept, City Fabrick in collaboration with Long Beach Rising! and the Long Beach City Clerk will install a temporary public plaza next to the polling stations at the 4th Street Senior Center for the Primary Elections on Tuesday, according to an announcement released today.
“This is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with new partners all on a common cause to expand civic engagement in under-represented communities,” said Brian Ulaszewski, executive director and principal of City Fabrick.
The pop-up plaza will be activated by art, entertainment, furniture, food and people, and serve to visually attract residents to the polling site. Through social interactions and civic engagement, the Place-make the Vote idea hopes to engage more community members in the voting process.
“We are hoping to test some new ideas around civic engagement through place-making and voting during the June Primary Election so we can refine and share them in time for the November General,” said Ulaszewski.
Additionally, at 240 Pine Avenue at MADE in Long Beach between 7:00AM and 8:00PM, City Fabrick will be testing their design package, called Party at the Primaries, as part of the eventual Place-make the Vote kit currently being created.
The 4th Street Senior Center is located at 1150 East 4th Street.