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ResiStories: Building Community Futures

June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Vancouver is full of built environments that are the result of urban planning, grassroots community place-making, and sometimes a bit of both. Depending on their histories, consultation processes, and the intention behind the project, these built environments can be spaces of inclusion for some and exclusion for others.

Inspired by the Museum of Vancouver’s (MOV) exhibition with artist Yao Jui-Chung, Mirage: Disused Public Property in Taiwan, we ask: who are built environments in Vancouver for and why? What can be done to address the inequities of public space-making?

At this lunch-and-learn, two graduates of the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) will present their research and proposals on the local urban planning process and its effects on community spaces and futures. After the presentations, political geographer Dr. Eugene McCann will lead a panel discussion along side SALA professor Young-Tack Oh.

Participants will then be broken into discussion groups led by folks who are working on the ground in grassroots placemaking initiatives for their communities.

Date: June 29, 2024 (Saturday)

Time: Noon-3:30pm

About the Series:

ResiStories is a collaboration between the Museum of Vancouver and the UBC Vancouver Public Humanities Hub. This series of programming aims to bring scholars of intersectional equity-seeking work and identities together in mutual learning and solidarity with communities in the public space of the city’s oldest (and initially Eurocentric) cultural institution to resist colonial narratives. Each program features ongoing histories and acts of resistance in conversation with the Museum’s exhibitions.