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June 06, 2017 / 7:00 PM
Talk and Tour with housing expert Miloon Kothari

 

Social housing expert, and former United Nation Special Rapporteur, Miloon Kothari will host a tour of the Vienna Housing exhibition. Kothari will offer a global and social justice perspective on affordable housing in Vancouver and abroad. Kothari will additionally address progressive public housing initiatives and provide insight into the Vienna public housing model. 

Date: Tuesday, June 6 

Time: 7pm

Tickets: *Adults: $15; Seniors, Students: $13;  MOV Members: Free! 

 
* Online Tickets Sales will end ONE HOUR before the event begins. Remaining tickets on sale at the door / Visitor Services at the time of event.
 
Gallery admission included with event ticket. Come early and explore.
 

 

Bio

Miloon Kothari served from 2000 to 2008 as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing with the Human Rights Council. He was convenor of the Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN from 2009 to 2014, an Indian human rights coalition that notably focuses on the Universal Periodic Review.

 

 

The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century exhibition, curated by Wolfgang Förster and William Menkins, explores housing in Vienna, Austria, through its portrait of the city’s pathbreaking approach to architecture, urban life, neighborhood revitalization, and the creation of new communities.

Event Sponsor
 
Vancity Office of Community Engagement, Simon Fraser University.

 

Exhibition Partners

Museum of Vancouver

Western Front

SFU Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

SFU Institute for the Humanities 

SFU School for the Contemporary Arts

SFU Urban Studies Program

UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture

Vancity Office of Community Engagement

 
June 10, 2017 / 12:00 PM
Animating History Workshop
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Join us for a family-friendly animation workshop that will inspire you and your children to explore and document your family history in an animated short film. Accomplished filmmakers and artists will guide families throughout this hands-on afternoon of storyboarding, drawing, paper cut-outs, soundtrack creation and computer editing. 

Animating History is a fun collective creative event that inspire families to illustrate their history. No previous experience with animation or film editing is required. All we ask is that you bring an understanding of your family's immigration history or their movement within Canada; be prepared to tell your stories through animation. Families will work with each other to produce a short film that will be viewed at the end of the afternoon session. Films will be posted online to allow sharing and viewing. A fantastic opportunity to work in a cooperative setting and explore your family history! Presented by MOV and Reel2Reel.
 
Date: Saturday, June 10
 
Time: 12:00pm  – 4:30pm. 
 
*Admission: Adults: $18.00; Children/Youth (7 – 18): $8.00; Family rate: 1 Adult + 2 children : $25.00.
 
Limited spots available. Please reserve in advance of the event date.  
 
 
*Gallery admission included with registration. Arrive early and explore.
 
 

 
Instructors
 
Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty is a filmmaker and photo-based artist living in Vancouver BC. A founding member of the Iris Film Collective. She explores experimental film and photography, as well as interactions between analogue and digital media. Ariel KG also works in communities as an artist/mentor for such projects/organizations as Vancouver Stories 125, Kerrisdale Collective Memory, Media Lab at the Richmond Arts Centre, Diverse Voices & Portraits, and R2R. She has a BA in Philosophy and Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto and a Photography Certificate from Langara College. Ariel's work has been shown in Canada and internationally. 
 
Weronika Stepien is a Polish-American interdisciplinary artist who graduated from Emily Carr University’s Film and Video + Integrated Media program in 2009. In 2007 she studied audio visual art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Her artwork incorporates forms of visual storytelling, psychology, and experiments in shape and movement. Weronika’s work has been exhibited in Chicago, Germany, Singapore, and Vancouver. She has been teaching animation to children and youth since 2008.
 

 
Museum of Vancouver acknowledges the support of our event partner.
 
 
June 15, 2017 / 7:00 PM
Housing of Society. Public Talk with Andreas Rumpfhuber. Location: Western Front.

Today, it seems, housing and consumption are the two instruments left for city planning. In his talk, the Vienna-based architect and researcher, Andreas Rumpfhuber will discuss new forms of housing in an economy that is driven by a new spirit capitalism – a capitalism whose dirty industry has been outsourced to far away countries and in which immaterial labour has become the dominant form of production. In discussing new forms of housing, he will show projects that aim for a renewed emancipatory and political project of housing for the City of Vienna.

Date:  June 15, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Western Front, 303 8th Ave East.
 
Moderators: Urban Subjects (Sabine Bitter and Jeff Derksen)
Respondent: Caitlin Jones
 
Andreas Rumpfhuber is an Urban Researcher, planner and author from Vienna, Austria on housing and city planning.
 

 

The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century exhibition, curated by Wolfgang Förster and William Menkins, explores housing in Vienna, Austria, through its portrait of the city’s pathbreaking approach to architecture, urban life, neighborhood revitalization, and the creation of new communities.

 
Exhibition Partners
 
Museum of Vancouver
 
Western Front
 
SFU Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
 
SFU Institute for the Humanities 
 
SFU School for the Contemporary Arts
 
SFU Urban Studies Program
 
UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture
 
Vancity Office of Community Engagement
June 28, 2017 / 7:00 PM
Exhibition Tour with Dr. Wolfgang Förster, curator of The Vienna Model

Join us for an exhibition tour with Dr. Wolfgang Förster, Delegate of Austria to the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management, and chief curator of The Vienna Model exhibition.

Förster will lead participants through the exhibition as he discusses sustainability, public housing models and the central strategies of The Vienna Model.

Date: Wednesday, June 28

Time: TBC

Tickets: Tickets: *Adults: $15; Seniors, Students: $13;  MOV Members: Free! 

Tickets / Reservations 

* Online Tickets Sales will end ONE HOUR before the event begins. Remaining tickets on sale at the door / Visitor Services at the time of event.
 
Gallery admission included with event ticket. Come early and explore.
 

Bio

Wolfgang Förster (PhD) is the coordinator of IBA-Vienna (the 2020-2022 international building exhibition on New Social Housing). Wolfgang works in his own company PUSH-Consulting (Partners on Urbanism and Sustainable Housing). Since 2001 he has been Head of the Vienna Housing Research. He is a Delegate of Austria to the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management, and Chair of this Committee since 2009. Wolfgang also chairs the EUROCITIES Working Group on Housing and has been coordinator of several EU-projects. In 2013 Förster suffered a stroke which interrupted his professional career for two years. In 2015, he received the honorary Medal for Achievements for the Federal State of Vienna. Förster studied architecture, planning and political sciences in Vienna and Graz.
 

 
The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century exhibition curated by Wolfgang Förster and William Menkins, explores housing in Vienna, Austria, through its portrait of the city’s pathbreaking approach to architecture, urban life, neighborhood revitalization, and the creation of new communities.
 
Exhibition Partners
Museum of Vancouver
Western Front
SFU Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
SFU Institute for the Humanities 
SFU School for the Contemporary Arts
SFU Urban Studies Program
UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture
Vancity Office of Community Engagement