Women in Architecture

Vancouver’s UN Habitat 1976: A Presentation by Lindsay Brown

You are invited to join Women In Architecture for an evening at designer, activist, and writer, Lindsay Brown’s Strathcona home while she presents her research from her upcoming book about Vancouver’s UN Habitat 1976. The United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, also known as Habitat I, was the first major United Nations conference where the global community met to discuss the growing challenges of urbanization, the accelerating human migration from rural to urban areas, urban problems including clean water, sanitation, poverty and homelessness, as well as the nascent field of sustainable urban design – issues just as pressing today as they were over three decades ago. Habitat Forum, was an adjunct event that took place at Jericho Beach in five refurbished military hangars. On one of the hangers was a First Nations mural, designed by artist Bill Reid, which made the hangar strongly reminiscent of a longhouse. Attended by Mother Teresa, Margaret Mead, Buckminster Fuller, Maggie and Pierre Trudeau and other major figures in public policy, architecture and the arts, Habitat 1976 was one of Vancouver’s defining historical events that has been eclipsed in public memory. Connect with other women in the industry as we learn about an important piece of Vancouver’s history. It takes place Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at 636 Keefer Street, Vancouver. Bring a friend, drinks (no red wine, please) and finger foods. To attend, R.S.V.P. to wia.vancouver@gmail.com.

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The Vancouver Island Construction Association

VICA and others involved in the construction industry have started a Women in Construction group in Victoria. The goal is to encourage women to consider construction as a career, as well as to mentor the women already in the industry. The next networking meeting is on June 12th from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Sam McGee Room at the Bard & Banker Scottish Pub in downtown Victoria. Men are also welcome to attend. Please r.s.v.p. to Karen Galbraith at admin.victoria@vicabc.ca.