Tangential Vancouverism

Friday, March 2 marks the official opening of a new exhibition that look beyond Vancouver’s status quo while considering the necessary political, social, and economic triggers for urban innovation. Directed by University of British Columbia students Alexandra Kenyon and Alex Buss and titledTangential Vancouverism”, this experimental project brings together the works of five emerging design practice and three urban thinkers who, as part of a design research forum, hope to the current models by which the city builds. Participants include Ian Ross McDonald MAIBC, Matthew Soules MAIBC and Hannah Teicher as well as design teams from  Hapa Collaborative, ph5 architecture / Urban Republic, Public Architecture and Communication, RUF Project, and space2place. The resulting exhibition is meant to prompt discussion through design projects, written proposals, and dialogue that engage the public and private sector alike. It will run from March 2 to April 29 at 221a Artist Run Centre, located at 221A East Georgia Street at Main in Vancouver. Those interested are welcome to attend the opening reception March 2 at 8:00 p.m.  Designer talks and a publication launch are slated for later in March. Additional information can be found online at


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