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Resistance Begins at the Richmond Art Gallery

Lorraine Graves   Jun-13-2018

'Home Made Home: Lululiving' in progress, which currently sits completed on the grassy area outside the Cultural Centre.

Photo courtesy of Gulf of Georgia Cannery

We look at housing as a right and a home but at the June 16 Richmond Art Gallery symposium, Resistance Begins at Home, housing can also be a barrier, a cultural provocation and a solution.

The symposium is divided into three sections over the course of the afternoon.


Starting at 1 p.m. the panel will look at how we got to where we are in Richmond with housing with a session entitled, Historical Perspectives.

The speakers are: Dr. Leonora Angeles of UBC School of Community and Regional Planningand the Women’s and Gender Studies Undergrad Program; Denise Cook, Heritage Conservation Planner and researcher of Richmond’s Suburban History report; and Terry Point, Research and Public Outreach at Musqueam First Nation; Dr. Nathanael Lauster, Author of The Death and Life of the Single Family House: Lessons from Vancouver on Building a Livable City will moderate the session.

The second session of the day looks at Local Housing Activists and Innovative Solutions with speakers; David Dorrington of Finn Slough Heritage and Wetland Society; Caitlin Jones, Executive Director of Western Front; and a representative from Tiny House Warriors and with moderator Dr. Jeff Shantz of KPU Department of Criminology and Social Justice Centre.

The final session tackles Artist Responses with speakers Anastasia Koutalianos of BC Tiny House Collectiveand media worker/researcher Irwin Oostindie in conversation with Germaine Koh. Koh will be the featured artist for the Richmond Art Gallery exhibition, Home Made Homes.

At 7 p.m. the Richmond Art Gallery offers the opening reception for Germaine Koh: Home Made Home.

While participation in the symposium is free, registration is required.

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