TWIG is a network & community of wood-related professionals focused on facilitating creative projects and product development using local resources. They are creating an industry-leading forest products innovation ecosystem for people living and working in the forests regions across British Columbia. Rooted in wood science, informed by craft, and focused on increasing connectivity through design and creativity.
Starting at the end of summer and in alignment with the start of the Fall semester, TWIG is excited to offer its first-ever panel discussion. They will be hosting guests to discuss MDF, Douglas Fir, OSB, and particleboard for a stimulating conversation around how wood can be valued with purpose and create spaces for people to experience. The first edition of the panel is under the theme of Structures.
“One of the big outcomes from our TWIG Perennial this year was the development of four core themes that TWIG will be organized around over the next year. Woodcraft, Ecology, BioProducts, and Structures were the terms we came up with to cluster what we observed important and emerging themes that compose a more complete view of where we are going in the wood products industry,” said organizing member Patrick Christie. “Clusters are a necessary and important function of Innovation, and in Canada, we are starting to see examples such as the Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario which encompasses companies and institutions with similar interests, needs, and challenges.”
To inspire this, TWIG has purpose-built this panel with a core function of supporting and developing clusters. Knot Another Wood Panel brings people together in conversation to find alignments in the current and future of their work. To kick off this first series we are clustering around the theme Structures featuring a 4 sided discussion from people who are part of the space-making process and are utilizing wood as part of realizing their designs.
Paul Hennessey – Circle Wellness Studios
Landon Sheck – Aux Box
James Higgins – Van Air Design
AnnaLisa Meyboom – UBC Sala
The monthly TWIG event takes place on the second Tuesday of each month from 7-9 pm PST online. The Knot Another Wood Panel: Alternatives and Methods of Creating Space will take place on September 14, 2021.
The Monthly event is a regular get-together where we connect around topics, projects, and ideas that aim to bring value to forest-based resources found in BC. Each Monthly has a featured guest, and we invite them to tell their story and share the why and how behind what they do.
Attend the monthly event to connect, learn, and become aware of others working and creating in wood-based spaces across BC. You can get the monthly zoom link by signing up to the mailing list or on the event page on LinkedIn.