We would like to invite Vancouver residents to attend a third Open House to learn about the preferred development plans for Block F in the University Endowment Lands which may ultimately form part of the proposed rezoning application. Based on what the team heard at the second Open House, through PlaceSpeak, and further technical analysis, the project team will provide new information including:
Where: University Golf Clubhouse (Main Floor) 5185 University Blvd., Vancouver, BC V6T 1X5 (map)
When: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm (drop in)
Here is the video of the latest Warren Gill Memorial Lecture: “Is Public Space a Public Good?” by Mark Kingwell, presented on February 21, 2013 at SFU Woodward’s.
Mark Kingwell, an author and critic, led the lecture, focusing on one question: Is public space a public good? Public space is routinely seen as the cure to every imaginable urban ill, from air quality to obesity. But how much of what we call public space is really public? Kingwell considered this problem, together with its implications for the notion of urban play and the so-called “right to the city.” He concluded with some reflections on the relationship between the city and the university.
Mark Kingwell is an award-winning professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto and the author or co-author of 17 books of political, cultural, and aesthetic theory, including the national bestsellers Better Living (1998), The World We Want (2000), Concrete Reveries (2008), and Glenn Gould (2009).
A good synopsis of the lecture was posted on the Vancouver Public Space Network.Tags: Mark Kingwell, PlaceSpeak, Vancouver, Warren Gill, YouTube
The Housing Justice Project one of our current topic proponents, is hosting an event on February 20, 2013. The panel will include PlaceSpeak CEO Colleen Hardwick. To learn more about the Housing Justice Initiative,visit the Housing Justice topic page.
Screening of youth artist films on housing, followed by a panel discussion by national and local housing experts.
Date: Wednesday February 20, 2013
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Location: World Art Centre – 2nd Floor, SFU Woodward’s, 149 Hastings Street
RSVP at: http://housingmediadialogue.eventbrite.ca
In the fall of 2012, the Housing Matters Media Project invited ten young emerging media artists to work in a community-engaged art project. This project explored within a community context issues relevant to Vancouver’s housing crisis and to possible solutions for the problems of the unavailability of affordable, adequate, and accessible housing.
The aims of the Housing Matters project were twofold. First, the project focused on the production of a series of digital narratives that would provoke and invite the public to deepen understanding of the dimensions of the housing crisis as it affects youth. The second, connected, aim is to inform and engage young media artists on issues of housing justice. The young artists worked with senior media artists and mentors in a two-week studio residency. This studio time was preceded by a number of discussion and consultation sessions exploring the details of Vancouver’s housing crisis. The Housing Matters project has resulted in a remarkable collection of short films on housing by these youth artists. Come and see these films, followed by a panel of local and national housing experts discussing the issues highlighted by these films.
This project partnered with the Housing Justice Project of the University of British Columbia. Housing Justice is a three-year research project focused on to developing greater awareness of Vancouver’s housing issues and on generating collective and effective models for the provision of affordable housing.Tags: Affordable housing, Colleen Hardwick, Housing Justice, PlaceSpeak, Vancouver
The Village is one of many short films created by a group of young media-makers discussing the housing crisis in Vancouver, BC, Canada, as part of the Housing Matters Media Project in partnership with the Housing Justice Project at UBC.
PlaceSpeak is currently hosting a topic for the Housing Justice Project. For more information and to take the survey and join the discussion, visit www.placespeak.com/housingjustice.
There will be a live screening of the film on February 20, 2013 at SFU Woodwards, followed by a panel discussion by national and local housing experts. The panel will include PlaceSpeak CEO Colleen Hardwick. RSVP at: housingmediadialogue.eventbrite.caTags: Colleen Hardwick, Housing Justice, Housing Matters Media Project, PlaceSpeak, Vancouver
The Warren Gill Memorial Lecture, featuring author and critic Mark Kingwell, has been rescheduled to February 21, 2013 at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. This lecture will fill up quickly, so reserve your seat as soon as possible. Reserve here.
Public space is routinely seen as the cure to every imaginable urban ill, from air quality to obesity. But how much of what we call public space is really public?
Mark Kingwell will consider this problem, together with its implications for the notion of urban play and the so-called ‘right to the city.’ He will conclude with some reflections on the relationship between the city and the university.
Author and critic Mark Kingwell is an award-winning professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto and a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine. He is the author or co-author of seventeen books of political, cultural and aesthetic theory, including the national bestsellers Better Living (1998), The World We Want (2000), Concrete Reveries(2008), and Glenn Gould (2009).
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 7 pm
Location: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (at Woodward’s), 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver
Admission: Free but reservations are required. Reserve
Dr. Warren Gill was passionately engaged in the cities and neighbourhoods in which he lived and worked. As a member of the senior administration at SFU, he was instrumental in the development of its downtown campus; as an urban geography professor, he inspired many students. Never satisfied with the status quo, Warren worked constantly to make life in the city more interesting and more inclusive. The intent of this lecture series in his honour is to continue his questioning, raise new ideas and invoke new ways of thinking about life in the urban context.
SFU thanks the following sponsors for making this event possible: AECOM, UniverCity, McCarthy Tetrault, Polygonevents, Goldcorp, Mark Kingwell, McCarthy Tétrault, Public space, Simon Fraser University, UniverCity, Vancouver, Warren Gill
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