Learning from Vancouver Symposium (Day 3)

Jan 31, 2010



Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


2:00 – 6:30 p.m.


Learning From Vancouver was a three-day symposium presented in conjunction with the exhibition In Dialogue at Western Front that featured work by Bik Van der Pol and Urban Subjects. Facilitated by exhibition curators Alissa Firth-Eagland and Johan Lundh, the program explored key questions about the mediatization of Vancouver through panels, talks, and responses by local and visiting artists. 

The final day of the program included the panel Culture, Mediation, and the Right to the City, with presentations by Fiona Jeffries, and Urban Subjects; with respondent Randy Lee Cutler.

Moderated by Kristina Lee Podesva, Representations of Cities Rethought featured panelists Althea Thauberger, Paul de Guzman, and respondent Amy Zion.

The symposium concluded with remarks by Jeff Derksen, Alissa Firth-Eagland, and Johan Lundh. 

Presented with support from the Canada Council for the Arts Media Arts Dissemination Project Grand and the Mondriaan Foundation.

Video documentation of this event is available upon request.

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