Tuesday, March 16, 2010

best idea ever?

recently, york university decided(unilaterally/without student input) to "renovate" vari hall--you can read about that here--

because vari hall was designed to be an open and democratic space, alot of people thought that renovating the space(ie: making it democracy "unfriendly") was a stupid and bad idea, myself included.

well, vari hall could potentially be saved by an intrepid group of alumni and students who had this GENIOUS idea: they nominated vari hall for heritage site status.

brilliant. due to the fact that the property is under threat the nomination gets put on a priority list for investigation and if the heritage site nomination was approved and vari hall was made into a heritage site, the university wouldn't be able to renovate it.

foiled again, york!!!

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