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Shaping Vancouver 2017: Undefined Heritage – Diversity, Inclusivity and Understanding

May 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free; donations appreciated

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Conversation #2:
Undefined Heritage – Diversity, Inclusivity and Understanding

What would a broader narrative that includes our diverse histories that shaped our city look like? Heritage policy in Vancouver has historically been dominated by a pre-1940 Anglo-Colonial bias that has limited how and what we define as heritage. This has resulted in the exclusion of many narratives that are essential to the development of our city. In this talk, we explore what it means when Vancouver Specials, diverse cultural groups, immigrant experiences, and long-established international influences are missing from this conversation. We also wish to explore how these marginalized styles, histories, cultures, and people worthy of recognition exist within the mainstream conversation on heritage, and how they might exist in an expanded field where they may be recognized on more equal footing.


Michael Schwartz – Director of Community Engagement at the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC

Kiriko Watanabe – Vancouver-based curator with a special interest in West Coast modern art, architecture and design

Pete Fry – Long time Strathcona resident and community advocate

Maurice Guibord President of the Société historique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique.
Leonora Angeles – Associate Professor at the School of Community and Regional Planning and the Women’s and Gender Studies Undergraduate Program at UBC

PIBC Credits: 2.0 Organized/Structured CPL units

AIBC Credits: 2 Non-Core LUs


May 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free; donations appreciated
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Heritage Vancouver
604 254-9411 (msg)


Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
149 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4 Canada
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