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P.E.I. to celebrate World Architecture Day on Oct. 2

Gail Meagher, of Halifax, brought a Lego railroad display to Windsor that definitely drew a crowd Aug. 26. Meagher has been creating Lego displays since 2002.
Gail Meagher, of Halifax, brought a Lego railroad display to Windsor that definitely drew a crowd Aug. 26. Meagher has been creating Lego displays since 2002.

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - World Architecture Day, Monday, Oct. 2, kicks off a weeklong celebration in Prince Edward Island hosted by the Architecture Association of P.E.I., including three free public events.

A comedy/art film, “Playtime,” by the famed French actor/director Jacques Tati will be presented at City Cinema, free of charge to the public, on Tuesday, Oct. 3rd at 9 p.m. “Playtime” is notable for its enormous set, which Tati had built especially for the film, as well as Tati's trademark use of subtle, yet complex visual comedy supported by creative sound effects.

On Thursday, Oct. 5, 5to 6:30 p.m., a Bricks 4 Kidz event will take place at the Victoria Park ballfield clubhouse. The Architects Association of P.E.I. is sponsoring a LEGO “Build a City” event for Grade 3-6 students. Children can work with Island architects to create a working city and approach a project just like an architect. Email director@aapei.com or call 902-566-3699 to register – this event is limited to 30 students.

On Friday, the association will host a ‘PechaKucha’ at the Haviland Club at 7 p.m. where six architects will each present one of their works. PechaKucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. The format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced.  The presentation style was devised in Japan to allow young designers to meet and show their work and exchange ideas.

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