Entro Award for Placemaking Winner: Annika McFarlane

Winning Project: United Strangers 

By Annika McFarlane, Capilano University, Vancouver, BC


Award sponsored by: Entro 


United Strangers 
United Strangers, a local corner store, was looking for a way to communicate their values and signal to passerbys how they bring stranger together and that very one is welcome. A mural designed on the outside wall acts as a distinct and memorable visual showcasing a wide range of folks who come to the store — bikers, locals, the community garden and more. To extent the scope of this mural, the illustration was adapted to be applied on gift cards to create an easy visual link for people who had never been to the brick and mortar location.


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