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  • Zach, Author at Spacing Vancouver
    Currently working on a start up business with my girlfriend specifically for local affordable photography I first started photography when I was in high school primarily as a means of escape from the daily life of high school politics and bickering As I got older I learned that it was a great aid to my anxiety disorder that I have suffered with since I was little and that I wasn t too bad at it either All I have ever craved from my photography is simplicity Not to say simplicity in quality but simplicity in concept For a long period of my life I felt that daily life needed escape I realized that a lot of people simply cannot escape whether from their stresses their responsibilities or even just themselves I thought about all of those people and myself and decided that what I wanted to do with my photography my mission statement if you will was to give people that sense of escape To show them images and scenes that evoke emotions that perhaps they don t experience on an average day but wish they could To give them a sense of calm a sense of peace or even a reminder that they aren t alone in the big world that can wear them down on a daily basis Simplicity and escape it s what everyone needs but don t always have and I have made it my goal in life to provide it to them through my photography My website www zacharysenko com Photos In Focus Stationary Movement When I first came up with the theme for this photo essay a few ideas and words sprang to mind Movement Connectivity Energy And on Read More Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/author/zachsenko/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Zak Bennett, Author at Spacing Vancouver
    student researching youth travel behavior in China Locally he is interested in urban development transportation and finding the city s most interesting bicycling routes Features Malls Are the New Urban To a passerby the construction taking place at Metrotown s Station Square may look the same as any of the others taking place on Read More Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/author/zakbennett/ (2015-11-16)
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  • EVENT - Housing for All: Multimedia Art Exhibition, May 21-23 - Spacing Vancouver
    Tweet EVENT Housing for All Multimedia Art Exhibition May 21 23 May 20 2015 By Kathryn Gwun Yeen Lennon HOUSING FOR ALL Multimedia Art Exhibition Presented by The Future of Public Housing Project in Collaboration with David Vaisbord Thursday May 21 Saturday May 23 WHERE Interurban Art Gallery 1 East Hastings WHEN Thurs May 21 1 00pm 5 00pm Fri May 22 12 00pm 5 00pm Sat May 23 1 00pm 5 00pm ADMISSION Free Featuring works from David Vaisbord and the Little Mountain Project the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Little Mountain Studio Course the Carnegie Community Action Project the Future of Public Housing Project Patti Fraser and Corin Browne s Housing Matters Media Project Young Artists Explore the Housing Crisis and The 19th Birthday Party Habitat for Humanity Tajikistan and Wilson Mendes The exhibition runs as part of Housing for All a Series of Events on the Future of Public Housing which also includes an academic workshop at UBC of top housing researchers from around the world as well as Futures for Public Housing A Dialogue with International and Local Housing Stakeholders Friday May 22nd 1 00pm 5 00pm at the Dodson Conference Centre Co sponsored by the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning s SCARP s Housing Justice Project and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies For more details visit http www futureofpublichousing ca Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts EVENT HOUSE RE thinking the Housing Affordability Crisis May 2nd EVENT AxA Art by Architects EVENTS Restoring Community Documentary and Discussion of Sustainability Heritage and Community Video Vancouver FOURWALLS London Tweet More posts by Kathryn Gwun Yeen Lennon Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts Vancouver Art Gallery Reflections RELEASE Thousands

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/05/20/event-housing-multimedia-art-exhibition-may-21-23/ (2015-11-16)
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  • RELEASE: Bye Bye Chinatown: A Call to Action (Dec 12th deadline) - Spacing Vancouver
    little or uncertain benefit to the community in return We need to ask now is it worth it Bye bye heritage With the rezoning the site will lose heritage designation a designation created through a process intended to protect Chinatown Will this erode heritage designation and preservation in the rest of Chinatown Pause evaluate plan The dizzying pace of development and re development in Chinatown makes it hard to consider the dignity of its inhabitants Before approving another rezoning we should evaluate how the vision outlined in the Chinatown Neighbourhood Plan is being implemented and whether the Community Amenity Contributions CACs generated from the last two recently approved rezoning sites on Main Street were a good deal for the community or not CALL TO ACTION 1 Submit comments to the City of Vancouver by Friday December 12th You can provide comments by filling out the City of Vancouver s online feedback form While comments will be accepted up to the Public Hearing date you are encouraged to provide your comments by December 12 to allow staff to consider if any changes need to be made to the proposal and to represent your comments in the report to Council Here s a comment template you can use 2 Let s get organized This re zoning may go to a public hearing in the spring of 2015 In the lead up to this let s inform and organize ourselves and be prepared to voice our concerns and ideas for the future of the neighbourhood Would you be interested in participating in or helping organize a teach in or public discussion in January Sign up here to get involved 3 Amplify the Message So We Don t Have to Say Bye Bye Chinatown To our knowledge there is almost unanimous opposition to the rezoning as expressed by many Chinatown associations and community leaders Let s add our voices Every submission counts and showing that young people are concerned will get the attention of the City If you d like to amplify this message to your social networks we have a modified web version of the appeal letter from a concerned group of residents that you can find here http byebyechinatown com A Facebook post could sound something like modify to your liking Submit comments to the City by this Friday to oppose the rezoning of 105 Keefer in Chinatown We need to ask the City developers and community leaders to work together on implementing a plan that honours the heritage of this important neighbourhood and its current residents needs not just unfettered development Twitter Submit comments by this Fri to oppose rezoning of 105keefer so that we don t have to say byebyechinatown http bit ly 1670pIf or you can Retweet my Tweet here WHAT DOES CHINATOWN MEAN TO YOU I am afraid of losing a unique and vibrant neighbourhood for another one of glass and steel the long time history of Chinatown its people and their stories the idea that things can

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2014/12/10/release-bye-bye-chinatown-call-action/ (2015-11-16)
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  • EVENT: SFU City Conversations | Can Vancouver Play in the Big Leagues of Renewable Cities? - Spacing Vancouver
    Canadian academics What does the City need to do to meet this ambitious goal How does it connect to the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan How does this place Vancouver in the global renewable cities movement This week City Conversations has have invited three people involved with getting the monition passed to initiate a conversation around these questions We re honored to host Andrea Reimer Deputy Mayor of the City of Vancouver and Claire Havens Program Manager for Renewable Cities at SFU We have also invited a Semester in Dialogue student who wrote a passionate letter in support of the council motion to participate Then it s your turn to participate by asking questions making observations or sharing your opinions If you can t attend in person you can tweet your questions observations or opinions using cityconv About City Conversations Urban design Culture and art Planning and architecture The environment agriculture and food Health The economy and what drives it Housing neighbourhoods and special places Transportation Social issues These are some of the topics of City Conversations a series of Thursday lunchtime meet ups at Simon Fraser University s Vancouver campus Bring your sushi sandwich and smoothie and settle in for brief presentations from the most knowledgable people we can find on current topics affecting Vancouver and the Lower Mainland Whenever possible we ll provide experts with contrasting views to get the facts out front and the conversation rolling Then ask your questions and present your opinions so we all can learn from each other City Conversations doesn t have lecturers and audience but rather presenters and participants It s a conversation Make it a habit to drop by the first and third Thursday of each month SFU s Vancouver campus is only 100 steps from Waterfront Station the heart

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/04/01/event-sfu-city-conversations-vancouver-renewable-cities/ (2015-11-16)
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  • EVENT: HOUSE: RE-thinking the Housing Affordability Crisis, May 2nd - Spacing Vancouver
    Studies The symposium will take place on Saturday May 2nd 9 00am 4 00pm at SFU Harbour Centre Labatt Hall Please RSVP to www sfu ca reserve Registration is free but space is very limited See the attached invitation for further details This diverse roster of speakers is sure to spark lively debates in the afternoon discussion groups Come prepared to listen learn and contribute Moderator Frances Bula Globe Mail Morning Session Andy Yan Margaret Eberle Bing Thom Architects Metro Vancouver David Ley UBC Dept of Geography Keynote Lunch Session Ken Greenberg Ken Greenberg Ass Toronto Afternoon Session Mayor Jonathon Cote New Westminster Muhktar Latif CHO City of Vancouver Kira Gerwing VanCity Community Investing Don Luymes Planning City of Surrey Janice Abbott Atira Women s Resource Society Alice Sundberg Innovative Housing Consultants Inc Join us to Identify housing stressors across the region Explore issues along the affordability spectrum Focus on evidence based local solutions Dig deep reach broadly Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts RELEASE New Westminster Affordable Housing Projects on Small Sites Request for Proposals EVENT CIFAR s national dialogue series EVENT 7th Annual SCARP Symposium Contours and Coastlines de Constructing the Pacific

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/04/16/event-house-re-thinking-housing-affordability-crisis-may-2nd/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Robson Redux relaunches - VIVA Vancouver calls for designers - Spacing Vancouver
    enjoy VIVA Vancouver s Robson Redux design build competition temporarily transforms the 800 block of Robson Street into a summertime pedestrian plaza This block is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver Canada Installation will take place in early summer open on Canada Day July 1 2015 and remain in place until the end of Labour Day long weekend September 7 2015 The winning design will be selected by a jury composed of Marc Boutin Principal Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative and Associate Professor University of Calgary Barbara Cole Principal of Cole Projects Executive Director of Other Sights for Artists Projects Association Jane Durante Founding Principal Durante Kreuk Landscape Architects Stanley King Founder and Head of Co Design Group Matthew Soules Director Matthew Soules Architecture and Assistant Professor School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture University of British Columbia The winning team will be provided a small design honorarium and up to 40 000 to cover costs of materials fabrication construction installation and de installation for their projects Anyone may enter this competition however criteria and submission requirements lend themselves to expertise in architecture landscape architecture urban design industrial design contemporary art and other related fields The competition encourages design teams with diverse skill sets to submit joint entries Teams can submit their designs ideas online at www vivadesigncomp ca for a small fee Deadline to register is January 30 2015 submission deadline is February 13 2015 Past temporary public space designs at 800 Robson Street include 2011 PICNURBIA designed by Loose Affiliates 2012 Pop Rocks designed by AFJD Studio and Matthew Soules 2013 Corduroy Road designed by Hapa Collaborative 2014 Urban Reef designed by Kaz Bremner Jeremiah Deutscher and Higher Works Michael Siy and Kenneth Navarra VIVA Vancouver is a public space program that specializes in turning road spaces into people

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2014/12/08/robson-redux-relaunches-vancouver-calls-designers-animate-popular-downtown-block/ (2015-11-16)
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  • EVENT: Doug Saunders Lecture at Ismaili Centre, Sept. 12th - Spacing Vancouver
    benefits and drawbacks of these changes The lecture is followed by a response from Abidin Kusno Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University Toronto and thereafter a discussion and a moderated Q A with the audience Agenda 1 00 Ismaili Center Tour 1 45 Light Refreshments 2 15 Presentation by Doug Saunders 3 45 Book Signing Doug Saunders is a Canadian British author and journalist He is the author of the books Arrival City The Final Migration and Our Next World 2011 and The Myth of the Muslim Tide 2012 and is the international affairs columnist for The Globe and Mail He served as the paper s London based European bureau chief for a decade and has written extensively from East Asia the Indian Subcontinent the Middle East and North Africa He writes a weekly column devoted to the larger themes and intellectual concepts behind international news and has won the prestigious National Newspaper Award on five occasions Abidin Kusno is Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University Toronto He is former Director of the Centre for Southeast Asia Research and Canada Research Chair in Asian Urbanism and Culture at University of British Columbia Internationally recognized as the preeminent scholar in the field of Indonesian architecture and urban studies Dr Kusno has published Behind the Postcolonial Architecture Urban Space and Political Cultures in Indonesia Routledge 2000 Appearances of Memory Mnemonic Practices of Architecture and Urbanism in Indonesia Duke University Press 2010 and most recently After the New Order Space Politics and Jakarta Hawaii University Press 2013 Each year the Ismaili Community in Canada hosts a flagship lecture at the Ismaili Centres in Vancouver and Toronto as part of a global series that aims to bring together thought leaders in order to foster a greater

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/09/04/event-doug-saunders-lecture-ismaili-centre-sept-12th/ (2015-11-16)
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