There’s an exhibit on at the 221a Artist Run Centre in Chinatown called Tangential Vancouverism and it’s pretty rad. At a point in Vancouver’s history when gentrification and prohibitive real estate prices threaten to erase the character of what makes this place so great, this show assumes that a “city is much more than a collection of buildings or the rules by which it builds,” and believes that tThe density and diversity of experiences, and our relationships to them,” is what makes a city great. It’s a project that imagines a Vancouver deeper than the “city of glass” image and focuses on ways that meaningful connections can be made to help Vancouver’s start-up culture thrive. They’re hosting a series of talks this weekend that will cover a variety of ideas for enriching Vancouver’s urbanism across the topics of mobility, communication, food, event and education, while considering the political, social, and economic shifts required for each idea to take root. Curators Alex Buss and Alexandra Kenyon will be joined by emerging architecture, landscape architecture, and design practices Hapa Collaborative, ph5 architecture, Public Architecture + Communication, RUF Project, and space2place, as well as writers Hannah Teicher, Ian Ross McDonald, and Matthew Soules. Important and interesting, to say the least. And hey, complimentary Chinese baked goods!
Saturday, March 24 | 2pm | 221A Artist Run Centre (221 E Georgia) | Free
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