Event Schedule

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I am attending the UN World Urban Forum 7 – a conference that is a descendent of Habitat 1976 in Vancouver – in Medellin, Colombia, from April 5-12 2014. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter and here for news.

For the book I will be interviewing some who remember Enrique Peñalosa, the Secretary General of Habitat I in Vancouver in 1976 and the celebrated mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, as well as those who are carrying on the work of UN Habitat today.

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Unveiling of plaque in honour of Alan Clapp & his role in the inception of Granville Island

A plaque was unveiled in honour of Alan Clapp on Thursday, October 24, 1 pm at 1290 Cartwright Street on Granville Island. The Granville Island Business and Community Association honoured Alan for his role in the inception of Granville Island. Details were here.

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A Celebration of the Life of Al Clapp

All welcome. Sunday May 5, 11am – 3 pm (speeches likely around noon), Granville Island Hotel. Bring your memories of Al!

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Walking Tour May 5, 2013, Sunday at noon. Free.

Thanks to all who came out for the 3rd “Jane’s Walk” at Jericho Beach! Title: “Habitat Forum site of 1976: An Archaeological Tour at Jericho Beach. “Janes Walks” take place every year on the first weekend in May,  in cities all over the world. They are held in honour of urbanist Jane Jacobs, whose birthday was May 4.

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Lecture on Vancouver’s Habitat Forum and the Habitat Conference on Human Settlements, 1976

Monday, October 15, 7 pm at SFU Woodwards
Djavad Mowafaghian World Centre theatre

Free – please come! More information here: SFU Woodwards

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Walking Tour May 6, 2012, Sunday at noon. Free.

Thanks to all who came out for the 2nd “Jane’s Walk” at Jericho Beach! Title: “Habitat Forum site of 1976: An Archaeological Tour at Jericho Beach. “Janes Walks” take place every year on the first weekend in May,  in cities all over the world. They are held in honour of urbanist Jane Jacobs, whose birthday was May 4. Bring  your mementos if you have any you’d like to show the group!

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Walking Tour! April 14, 2012, Saturday at 12:45 pm. By donation.

Walking tour of Habitat site! Part of the Artists Walking Home series. Please join us! Please pre-register so we have an idea of numbers. Click here.

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2011

Oct 1, 2011
Seminar at Capilano University on Habitat, art and children.

July 9, 2011
Please come to a Block Party in memory of Hannelore Evans who died early this year. Evelyn Roth, her Habitat Forum banner-making partner, is coming all the way from Australia to attend. Please bring your Habitat mementos and photographs! Kits House, 6-9 pm. Please note that this is taking place almost exactly 35 years after Habitat Forum, which took place May 31-June 11, 1976.

May 7, 2011
Saturday, 11 am – I’ll be conducting a Jane’s Walk (in honour of legendary urbanist Jane Jacobs) of the Habitat Forum site. Stay tuned for more information.

April 19, 2011
6 pm, Vancouver Art Gallery – talk on Habitat 76 in the gallery. We will be joined by Habitat’s organizer, the legendary Al Clapp. Free admission. Habitat Open Forum, an evening discussion about Habitat at the Vancouver Art Gallery, April 19, 6 pm. Please come and bring your questions, memories, Habitat materials, or anything else Habitat. Habitat Open Forum is a public event brought to you as part of the VAG’s WE: Vancouver exhbition.

April 12, 2011
5-8 pm – Jericho Beach plan Open House, at the Sailing Club. I will be attending with a plan to revitalize the Jericho Beach park with some community amenities in the spirit of Habitat 76.

 

Please visit the Vancouver Art Gallery’s WE: Vancouver exhibition for an archival installation on Habitat Forum. The exhibition runs February 11–May 1, 2011.

If you want to participate in the writing of the names of the Habitat Forum crew on the gallery wall, please email me and I will meet you at the gallery.

And if you are in Vancouver on April 19, 2011:

Please attend Habitat Open Forum, an evening discussion about Habitat at the Vancouver Art Gallery, April 19, 6 pm. Please come and bring your questions, memories, Habitat materials, or anything else Habitat. Habitat Open Forum is a public event brought to you as part of the VAG’s WE: Vancouver exhbition.

Above: Paper Pavilion by Arthur Erickson for Habitat. The pavilion’s decorated papier mache panels were made by schoolchildren in the Greater Vancouver district.

On February 24, 2011 I gave a talk on Habitat Forum at Pecha Kucha Night:

Thanks to the Vancouver Art Gallery and Cause + Affect for allowing me to talk about my Habitat research at Pecha Kucha 15. This was a special edition of Pecha Kucha in conjunction with the Vancouver Art Gallery’s WE: Vancouver exhibition in honour of Vancouver’s 125th birthday.