There’ll be no raining on this Porch Parade

The 800-block of Robson Street's new vibrant front porch display.

porchArt in the public realm doesn’t always need to be permanent. I adore the efforts toward a temporary transformation of the iconic 800-block of Robson Street, in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The annual competition, which invites designers to transform the space into an inviting and enjoyable pedestrian plaza for the summer season, awarded “Porch Parade” (designed by architects at Chicago-based architectural company Design With). The installation is an “ad hoc arrangement of front porches in vibrant colours” — click here to read more.

This week’s Frandoms are by Jacquelyn West, agency director at Hermann & Audrey