Livable Cities 2019: Bridges and Paths

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Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre Campus Vancouver

515 West Hastings Street

Room 7000

Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

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Livable Cities 2019: Bridges and Paths


The fourth annual “Livable Cities” symposium brings together interdisciplinary research, creative inquiry and community engagement professionals to explore current city development through experiential, sensory and critical perspectives.

This year’s theme for Livable Cities is “Bridges and Paths” and the symposium will feature a poster session, discussion panel and two workshops designed to challenge, present diverse perspectives, and offer tools to students and community members alike, to explore two questions critical to our shared wellbeing in the city: Livable how? Livability for whom?

SFU’s Downtown Vancouver campus and community presents a unique opportunity to engage with city planning, urban densification, and the impact of innovation on local urban environments, and more importantly - its diverse inhabitants.


When: Sunday April 28, 2019

TImes: 12-6 pm

Where: SFU Harbour Centre

Room: HC7000


Programme:

12-1 pm Poster Session (light refreshments)

1-3 pm Panel (coffee/tea)

3-6 pm Workshop led by visiting artist Amanda Gutierrez (see below)


Organizer: Dr. Milena Droumeva, School of Communication

Organizing assistants: Stacey Copeland and Brett Ashleigh

Panel moderator: Am Johal, SFU Vancity Office of Community Engagement

Panel participants: TBD


Workshop: Walking the New Babylon

Leader: Amanda Gutierez (http://www.amandagutierrez.net/eng/portfolio-type/sound/)

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Amanda Gutiérrez explores the experience of home, belonging, and cultural identity by bringing into focus details of everyday practices whose ordinary status makes it particularly hard for us to notice their key role in defining who we are. Approaching these questions from immigrants’ perspectives continues to be of special interest to Gutiérrez, who completed her MFA in Media and Performance Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently elaborating the academic dimension of her work as a Ph.D. student at the University of Girona, Spain. Gutiérrez has held numerous art residencies at FACT, Liverpool in the UK, ZKM in Germany, TAV in Taiwan, Bolit Art Center in Spain, and her work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as The Liverpool Biennale in 2012, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. A recipient of a grant from the National System of Art Creators, in Mexico, Gutiérrez is currently the President of the Midwest Society of Acoustic Ecology.

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This event has been made possible with the financial support of SFU, the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, the department of Sociology, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research council. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the organizer.

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