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October 22, 2016 / 1:00 PM
Mobilizing the Arts for Community Connection and Change - Sold Out.

Carmen Papalia. Blind Field Shuttle. 2012. Perceptual tour; dimensions variable. Photo courtesy of Jordan Reznick.

This one-day summit will explore art as a catalyst for sparking community imagination around belonging, trust, and social resiliency in urban centres.

Some of Vancouver’s most dynamic artists and designers will share their ideas, projects, and initiatives in a series of rapid-fire presentations. Audience members will then take the lead in imagining how the arts can be used in interactive ways to advance these themes across Metro Vancouver through a series of workshops facilitated by the presenters. The summit will wrap up with a peer-to-peer granting session, where some of those solutions and interventions could potentially be funded up to $1500. The summit will help to share big imaginations and best practices for using art as a catalyst for making change in our communities.
Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm 
*FREE* to all. Patrons must be registered for this event.

Mobilizing the Arts for Community Connection and Change is organized by Justin Langlois, Assistant Professor of Social Practice in the Facultyof Culture + Community at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and supported by the Vancouver Foundation, posAbilities and the Museum of Vancouver.




Corey Bulpitt
Taakeit Aaya or "Gifted Carver" Haida of the Naikun Raven clan was born in Prince Rupert BC in 1978. He is a great-great grandson of the famed Charles Edenshaw and Louis Collison. Corey graduated from the Langley Fine Arts School in 1996. In 2001 he apprenticed under Master Carver Christian White for three years, learning design and wood carving in Haida Gwaii. He is an avid painter, jeweler, wood and argillite carver who enjoys exploring different mediums such as spray paint which he has used to create large-scale paintings involving urban youth in Vancouver. 
Alex Grünenfelder 
I’m an artist and designer based in Vancouver, Canada. In my work I employ site-specific media and design interventions to probe a social, perceptual or environmental context. In particular I’m concerned with the mutually constitutive nature of language, perception, social practices, material culture and environmental phenomena. My art practice often deals with material culture, ad hoc tasting communities, branded place-making, and the production of urban space.
Zoe Kreye 
Zoe Kreye creates inter-disciplinary art projects that explore transformation, collective experience and negotiations of public. Her work looks to engage the public in relations and aesthetics, with the goal of building inclusive, bottom-up associations that have the potential to be small catalysts for change within dominant social systems. Often looking outside the realm of art, her projects take the form of workshops, rituals, clubs, dialogues and journeys. Her focus encourages people towards self-reflection and a deeper engagement with themselves and society. Recent projects include Our Missing Body (Western Front, KAG), FutureLoss (grunt gallery), Unlearning Practices (Goethe Satellite Vancouver, <rotor> Graz and Haus der Kultur der Welt Berlin). She completed a Masters in Public Art at the Bauhaus University Weimar, and co-founded the Berlin artist collective Process Institute. She currently teaches Social Practice at Emily Carr University, Vancouver.
Carmen Papalia
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1981, Carmen Papalia is a Social Practice artist who makes participatory projects on the topic of access as it relates to public space, the Art institution and visual culture. His work has been featured as part of exhibitions and programming at: The Whitney Museum of American Art, the L.A Craft and Folk Art Museum, the Grand Central Art Center, the Canter Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College, the Portland Art Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art and the Vancouver Art Gallery. In 2011, he was awarded a residency at Mildred’s Lane, where he developed a site-specific rendition of the Blind Field Shuttle that traversed the sonically stunning natural landscapes of Beach Lake, Pennsylvania. In 2012, he served as the Mellon Tri-College Creative Resident and offered a series of improvisational Blind Field Shuttle walks for students and staff at Haverford and Bryn Mawr College.
Holly Schmidt 
Holly Schmidt is a Vancouver artist with a research-based practice that engages processes of collaborative research and informal pedagogy. Moving across disciplinary boundaries, she explores the relationships between practices of making, knowledge creation and the formation of temporary communities. Her recent exhibitions and residency projects include Pollen Index at the Charles H. Scott Gallery (2016), Till with the Santa Fe Art Institute Food Justice Residency (2014/15), Mess Hall as part of the residency Society Is A Workshop at the Banff Centre (2013), Moveable Feast at the Burnaby Art Gallery (2012), and Grow with Other Sights for Artists’ Projects (2011). She is adjunct faculty at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the Assistant Curator, Learning at the Contemporary Art Gallery.


AYOTZI 68                                                                                                                                                                                    AYOTZI 68 is a collective of artists and activists that focuses on artistic creation, popular education and supporting the food sovereignty movement. The name of the collective emerges from the social movement that intensified after the Mexican army forcibly disappeared 43 students from the Isidro Burgos Teacher’s College in Ayotzinapa, Mexico in September 2014. AYOTZI 68 also collects the histories of the global student movements of 1968, for instance when thousands of students were killed by the Mexican army in Tlatelolco. These events, in turn, are directly linked to the indigenous Zapatista struggle and a global indigenous resistance. One of the objectives of the collective is to advance artistic creation and education through anti-capitalist practices, linking indigenous resistance and anti-colonial struggles happening simultaneously around the world. 








October 23, 2016 / 2:00 PM
Me and My Collection: Ocularist, Marie Allen

Take a closer look at glass eyes and their history, with collector Marie Allen.

Ocularist Marie Allen is as much historian as she is an artificial eye designer. Her presentation will highlight the evolution of artificial eye design, locating its roots in ancient Egypt. Allen will illustrate the scientific and design developments of the glass eye and explain modern-day North American fitting techniques. Marie will also discuss fabrication details including the hand painting and veining process, and answer audience questions.
Marie Allen has been working as an ocularist for 30 years, helping patients with her hand-painted and hand-carved glass eyes. Marie started collecting eyes while training in England; her instructor offered Marie his prized collection of vintage glass eyes. Touched by his generous gift, Marie quickly became enamored with the historical significance of oculus developments. Marie does not actively seek items for her collection, rather, they seem to find her. She donates most of her glass eyes to ophthalmologists and oculists working abroad, ultimately passed on to patients in developing nations.
Date: Sunday, October 23
Time: 2:00pm
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver.Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others.


Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

November 01, 2016 / 7:00 PM
WIZARD MODE: Special film screening

In the game of pinball, there is no greater reward than Wizard Mode – a hidden level that is unlocked when a player completes a series of lightning speed challenges.

Vancouver filmmakers Nathan Drillot and Jeff Petry capture a portrait of silver ball passion that you've never seen before. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the film screening.
Burnaby born and raised Robert Gagno has dedicated most of his life to mastering the art of the pinball machine. He isn’t simply an aficionado of the game, he is one of Canada’s top pinball players and among the very best in the world. Robert also happens to have autism. As a young boy, his parents realized they could give him a quarter and he would play on a pinball machine for hours. Refusing to believe their son was locked into a limited future, his parents supported him as he practiced non-stop, developing an exceptional talent for the game. Wizard Mode is an intimate, personal depiction of Autism, family and dedication. As Robert and his dad travel to pinball competitions across North America, his little tics become more noticeable and the additional challenges he faces become evident. But Gagno’s determination, as well as the love and support of both family and friends, are his secret weapon (DOXA). The film follows Robert as he seeks to balance his quest to become a world pinball champion and his growing real world responsibilities, culminating at the largest pinball tournament in the world, Pinburgh, based in Pittsburgh, PA. (Canada, 2016, 82 min.) 
Vancouver based filmmakers Nathan Drillot and Jeff Lee Petry have co-directed, shot, written, and produced films under the SALAZAR moniker since 2010. Focusing on documentaries that tell unique stories of individuals whose lives create change within their communities, SALAZAR has had the privilege of filming with world-renowned kinetic artist Theo Jansen, travelled the deep south with IO Tillet Wright shooting over 1500 portraits of LGBTQ Americans for the project ‘Self Evident Truths, told the story of the only Muslim professional sumo wrestler living in Tokyo and even managed to get a Grammy nod for their work for recording artist Tegan and Sara. SALAZAR is proud to be presenting their first feature length film - Wizard Mode.

Date: Tuesday, November 1

Doors: 6:40pm

Film: 7:00pm

Tickets: Adults: $10; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $8.

MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
November 04, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Why I Design 2016

Designers! Drinks! Discussion!

Designers talk about what they do
and why they’re doing it in Vancouver.

You are invited to explore and celebrate innovation in action. Dozens of designers, stationed throughout the museum, discuss their work with you during this special evening.

Attendees will discover the stories behind the development of everyday technologies and cool things they’ve never seen before. Felix Böck from ChopValue will present his innovative products made from recycled chopsticks, and Hapa Landscape Architecture Collaborative will discuss some of the city’s most exciting new building projects. People can get a firsthand look at VeloMetro’s fully-enclosed, electric assist cycles, and ask The Alinker about their three-wheeled walking bike designed to help people stay active.

Ask the designers—ranging from those launching their careers to innovators in international corporations— what motivates them, how they do what they do, and why Vancouver inspires them to keep doing it.

+ Cash bar!


Friday, November 4, 7:00 - 11:00pm


Adults: $18.00 in advance, $23.00 at the door;

Members/Students: $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door. 



Name Project Bio

Team Plan B (BCIT)

Space Rover Our mission is to utilize existing technologies in software, microprocessors, communication, guidance and robotic systems to produce a small-weight vehicle capable of traveling to and transmitting data to/from the Moon’s surface, planning a delivery of a vehicle to lunar surface by a probe/craft with fixed impulses engines.

Ian Simpson and Genevieve Poirier /  Cork It Manufacturing Inc.

Yoga roller made of cork Cork It expands the boundaries of waste management and environmental stewardship by recycling and repurposing the cork stopper. Made from 100% recycled cork, these muscle rollers are designed for a healthy, smart and conscious lifestyle.

Felix Böck / ChopValue Manufacturing

Repurposed bamboo for furniture/decor ChopValue creates innovative materials with recycled chopsticks as raw material. Being inspired by Vancouver's popular Asian cuisine and the potential of giving chopsticks a second life in new applications, ChopValue's vision is to actively involve Vancouverites in the City's Zero Waste Strategy.
Joe Dahmen / Watershed Materials LLC Sustainable masonry Watershed Materials uses advances in nanotechnology and low energy cements to develop sustainable low carbon masonry replacements for concrete blocks. Watershed Blocks use natural alumino-silicate clays from regional soils to produce beautiful masonry blocks that meet structural requirements with 50-80% less embodied carbon than conventional concrete blocks.

Riley McFerrin / Hinterland Design

Pillowy Bench: A wood and upholstered bench

Like logs washed up and resting along the shoreline, the soft corners of this solid wood bench will be at peace anywhere. With side tables and an upholstered seat for two, this is a useful addition to any modern setting. whether you see it as an assortment of driftwood blocks, pillows, or marshmallows, it provides a gentle place to land.

Patrick Christie and Logan Gilday / Yew WoodShop

Wood Design

Patrick Christie and Logan Gilday will present projects produced in-house which have required highly technical solutions for unique production in order to bring concept into reality. A large scale modular wall built in Vancouver and shipped to Prince George, burnt-wood pizza trays for a local restaurant, and solid wood nosing for an upcoming gallery exhibit at Science World.

Barbara Alink and Cindy Brooks / The Alinker

High-tech walker / walking aid The Alinker is a three-wheeled walking bike designed to help people stay active, do what they love, and live life to the fullest.

Alexandra Henderson / Henderson Dry Goods

Laser cut wood works Henderson Dry Goods' unique laser-cut ornaments (which also can be gift tags, bookmarks, party favours, etc...) are made entirely in-house (actually a house in East Vancouver) with locally sourced materials.

Pierce Jordan / Pierce Jordan Design

Wax Beam Light His design practice is geared toward developing dynamic lighting structures that meld historical reference with the simplicity of minimal modern design elements.

Shannon Mortimer / Objects with Personality

Ceramics / 3D Her most recent work explores the intersection of digital manufacturing technologies and traditional craft practice.

Radu Postole and Jeremy Takada Balden / TetraGear Inc.

Innovative safety devices for people with disabilities TetraGear make innovative safety devices, designed by and for people with disabilities to be used by everyone. Our first product is a family of multi-use LED lights that dramatically increase the visibility of wheeled commuters. We are passionate about technology, safety, and making the world a brighter place.
Kody Baker / VeloMetro Mobility Inc. Electrically-assisted, fully covered bikes Veemo velomobile by VeloMetro Mobility, is a 3 wheeled, fully enclosed, electric assist cycle, designed for use in one-way sharing.

Glenis Canete, Vivianne Harms and Shelley Long / Hapa Landscape Architecture Collaborative Inc.

Models of the Jim Deva Plaza Megaphone and the Foot of Londsdale Plaza Megabench

Hapa Collaborative is a landscape architecture and urban design practice established with placemaking, attentiveness and collaboration in mind. We see each project as an opportunity to partner, dream big and synthesize ideas wrought from many, often opposing, influences. Our goal is to evoke the poetry of the place and in doing so reveal something delightful but perhaps previously unseen.

Char Kennedy / Char Kennedy Designs

Table mirrors

Char Kennedy is an Industrial Designer currently based in Vancouver B.C and working out of a creative design studio in East Van. She is originally from Vancouver, where she completed her Undergrad in Industrial Design from Emily University of Art and Design. Her work focuses on people and designing objects that engage interaction and question the everyday. Her design career started out of necessity as a child with making shoes from wooden blocks and duct tape. Its since grown into a more serious passion for designing objects and experiences that provoke thoughtful interaction.

HCMA Design for Social Impact HCMA Architecture + Design challenges the traditional boundaries of architectural practice by asking one question. “How do we achieve the maximum positive impact through design?”

Brian Giesbrecht / Form3 + Noel Buckley / KNOLLY Bikes

Industrial Design Consultants Our goal is to create products of substance that are more desirable, useful, and sustainable. Our work overcomes technical challenges, improves user experience, and adds value for businesses.
Native Shoes Apparel Enlightened by the past and shaped for the future, Native Shoes is a global footwear brand creating accessible, easy-to-wear silhouettes for today’s stomping grounds. Native concocts its signature ‘Future Classics’ recipe by combining innovation, originality, and the key ingredient — lite-ness. The result is a bonafide selection of iconic styles paired with the best of evolving technology.
Rory McGuire / Blackbird Interactive Game Studio Video Games

Blackbird is a private, independent game studio headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company was founded in 2007. The founders are a team of experienced and successful video game industry veterans including senior EA staff and founders of Relic Entertainment.



Visionary Partners:


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November 15, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Built City Series: From Good to Really WELL-Built Environments

Beyond basic building, this presentation questions how successfully new construction is providing better human health in the built environment.

MOV’s Built City speaker series – in partnership with Architecture Canada, Metro Vancouver Chapter – continues with Thomas Mueller, Founding Director of the Canada Green Building Council, and one of the most innovative policy makers in the Pacific Northwest, Dave Ramslie. Both speakers will address sustainable development and design in light of new world perspectives in scientific and technological advancements. Mueller and Ramslie advocate for design that promotes better lifestyles, air quality, energy, health and better nutrition for a better life. 
Date: Tuesday, November 15
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students, Basic Membership Holders and RAIC Members: $11.
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
RAIC Members: No Advance tickets available. You must pay at the door the evening of the event. Doors open at 6:30pm.  
Thomas Mueller became President & CEO of the Canada Green Building Council in 2005. In this role, Thomas leads Council sustainability efforts to transform the building and real estate industry in Canada. Prior to 2005 Thomas chaired the LEED BC Steering Committee, a partnership of local and provincial government agencies and utilities, which was responsible for the first adaptation of the LEED building rating system outside the U.S.  He also chaired the Vancouver Chapter of the CaGBC from 2002-2005 and is a past Board member of the Cascadia Green Building Council. Thomas is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) and the Green Building Certification Institute. Thomas is a frequent contributor to government and industry consultations, conferences and award programs on green buildings and sustainable communities.
Dave Ramslie is a Principal with the Integral Group LLC and head of Planning Research, & Sustainability. Dave is an urban planner by training, and his area of focus is on resilience and sustainable development. His work on policy, standards, and masterplans has won numerous international awards and last year he was recognized by the NRDC as one of 9 global leaders fighting climate change in cities. He has recently led the development of high performance building standards for the Province of BC, The City of Vancouver and City of Toronto that are all targeting net zero emissions strategies. Dave has also worked on energy policy issues with multiple US Cites and the US Department of Energy, and is a technical advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative. 

Thanks to our partners. 

November 17, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and My Collection: Off the Record with Rob Frith and Howie Vickers.

Join us for a trip back to 1960s psychedelia and Vancouver popular music as All Together Now exhibition contributor / Neptoon Records owner Rob Frith hosts a discussion with former front man of The Collectors, Howie Vickers.

Once a key member of Vancouver's most notable 1960s pysch band innovators, The Collectors (Lydia Purple) Vickers has contributed to multiple bands over his 40 year music career. Vickers left the group in 1969, the remaining members of the band reconstituting themselves as Chilliwack. Frith and Vickers will discuss the early days of The Collectors, the bands of which they shared concert bills, the tours, Vancouver's late 1960s music scene, and the record industry at the birth of the Psychedelic and Classic rock era. Vickers will also talk about  jingle composition for commercial radio and television  - an industry he now works in. This should be a memorable evening. Don't miss out on learning about this key era in Vancouver pop culture history.
Date: Thursday, November 17
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver.Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others.


Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.