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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

578 Carrall Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2

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Due to the incredible demand, we are repeating Dim Sum, Dried Lizards and Empty Parking Lots: Understanding Cultural Landscapes faciliated by Bill Yuen, Executive Director of Heritage Vancouver Society.

This session challenges traditional understandings of heritage that focus largely on architectural works and grand monuments. Contemporary understanding and practice is actually quite different and complex. Rather than focusing exclusively on physical objects, cultural landscapes focus on relationships between people and their environment and the interrelationships between tangible and intangible aspects of a place.

We will use a range of examples from across the world, to introduce this complex form of heritage. A discussion of values based heritage will be an important part of this and we will take a short delve into the intangible heritage values work done for Chinatown in 2015 as an illustration. We will also tie this in with the concepts of “authenticity” and “integrity” as a basis for understanding the UNESCO World Heritage and see what they mean and how they are applied in real life with real examples. Although there are a few technical concepts, we will do our best to convey them in an easy to follow way and ensure the session is interactive and thought provoking! We also take some time to have a conversation with participants about how all these ideas apply in Chinatown.




Dim Sum, Dried Lizards and Empty Parking Lots: Understanding Cultural Landscapes is the first of the Beyond Pender free forums and learning opportunities in diverse formats featuring speakers experienced in the field locally and internationally; workshops with policy proposals; guided walkarounds; and online media. In particular, this engagement will complement and serve as a foundation for understanding and participating in Vancouver Chinatown’s bid to be an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Beyond Pender is a new event series jointly delivered by the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC, the Heritage Vancouver Society and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. For more information about Beyond Pender, please go to http://www.cchsbc.ca/beyond-pender.html.

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