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Design Sundays | Urban Imprints: The Interior Life of West Coast Living

Design Sundays return to the MOV this November. Part of a recurring series made possible through rotating partnerships with local education institutions, this latest iteration of Design Sundays is presented in collaboration with the Chip & Shannon Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). Design Sundays | Urban Imprints: The Interior Life of West Coast Living invites designers, architects, and the plain curious to learn about and discuss Vancouver’s urban design culture through the lenses of interior design, lived experience, ergonomics, and the utopian ideals of West Coast Modernist Architecture – all as they relate to issues of density and the conservation of limited, shared space.

Join us for 4 Sundays in November 2013 as KPU faculty speak to the wider issues, inspirations, and challenges that configure their Vancouver-based design research, practice, and teaching. Joining us themselves on the heels of the MOV’s recent delving into (West Coast) Modernist Architecture through the exhibition Play House: The architecture of Daniel Evan White, this group of KPU instructors will facilitate interactive dialogues refocusing Design Sundays from examinations of external, built form to instead look (literally) inside toward interior form and spatial design. The series culminates on November 24 with a screening and filmmaker Q&A for Coast Modern, the 2012 documentary examining the spellbinding homes created by pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture, and the types of living they inspired within.

 

Sunday, November 3, 2:00pm-4:00pm with Brenda Snaith
Laneway Homes: Emergent evolutions for compact living and sustainability

Brenda Snaith is an Instructor of Interior Design at the Chip & Shannon Wilson School of Design (KPU) and VP Education at the Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia.
Join Brenda for a participatory workshop and discussion on the functional design and aesthetic criteria for small footprints through a critique of laneway housing plans proposed by emerging and student designers.

Get tickets: http://nov3designsundays.eventbrite.com/

 

Sunday, November 10, 2:00pm-4:00pm with Erika Balcombe
Inside Small Spaces: Designing within density

Erika Balcombe is an Instructor of Interior Design at the Chip & Shannon Wilson School of Design (KPU). Join Erika for a discussion on the ever-shrinking footprints of residential spaces in dense urban centres, the relationship between living and happiness in confined quarters; and creative strategies to expand beyond these cramped enclosures.

Get tickets: http://nov10designsundays.eventbrite.com/

 

Sunday, November 17, 2:00pm-4:00pm with Dan Robinson
Human Factors: Ergonomics of urban living

Dan Robinson is an Instructor at the Chip & Shannon Wilson School of Design (KPU) and a Certified Professional Ergonomist. Join Dan for a discussion on the interactions between people and things that shape urban living and design in Vancouver.

Get tickets: http://nov17designsundays.eventbrite.com/

 

Sunday, November 10, 2:00pm-400pm with Coast Modern Filmmakers
Coast Modern (film & Q+A)

Design Sundays wraps up with a special screening of this stunning documentary showcasing the inspirational homes designed by pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture. Join filmmakers Gavin Froome and Gavin Bernard alongside KPU faculty for a critical consideration of these utopian masterpieces in relation to Vancouver’s tighter, vertical living typologies; density debates, and sustainability goals.

Get tickets: http://nov24designsundays.eventbrite.com/

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