WEST COAST MODERNISM IN CONTEXT

WEST COAST MODERNISM IN CONTEXT

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The Polygon Gallery

101 Carrie Cates Court

North Vancouver, BC V7M 3J4

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Is West Coast Modernism indicative of a period that has come and gone or a design ethos whose values endure in modern practice?

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Reception + Panel Discussion

TUESDAY, JULY 5•2022 | 7:00•9:00pm

Presented by the West Coast Modern League

In partnership with the West Vancouver Art Museum and The Polygon Gallery

Seaspan Pavilion, 101 Carrie Cates Ct., North Vancouver, BC

RECEPTION WILL INCLUDE CASH BAR & CHARCUTERIE

REGISTRATION BY DONATION. Suggested $10 Donation.

This talk will be presented in-person. Open to the public.

Please join us for a conversation offered as part of this year's inaugural West Coast Modern Week

For the better part of a century, West Coast Modernism has played a seminal role in shaping the culture of modern architecture and design on the south coast of British Columbia. The 1941 B.C. Binning House, recognized as the first modern house in Vancouver, was designed at a time when the ideas of international modernism were being embraced on the west coast, while local designers experimented with evolving these ideals to be more reflective of our region’s unique conditions. The circumstances under which we design and build today are vastly different from those faced by the pioneering vanguard of West Coast Modernism, with seismic shifts in technological, social, and climatic conditions, among others. So, we ask, is West Coast Modernism indicative of a period that has come and gone or is it a design ethos whose values continue to endure in contemporary design and lifestyles today.

On July 5th, we invite you to join the West Coast Modern League, with the West Vancouver Art Museum, for a conversation with a multi-disciplinary group of designers, including David Battersby, Lisa Bovell, Joseph Fry, Paul Merrick, and Peeroj Thakre, who will critically contextualize the relationship between midcentury West Coast Modernism and contemporary architecture and design practices. This event is presented as part of this year’s inaugural West Coast Modern Week, organized by the West Vancouver Art Museum.

The Panelists:

David Battersby | Principal, BattersbyHowat Architects

Lisa Bovell | Principal, McLeod Bovell Modern Houses

Joseph Fry | Principal, Hapa Collaborative

Paul Merrick | Design Consultant, Merrick Architecture – Borowski Sakumoto McIntyre and Webb

Peeroj Thakre | Principal, ph5 architecture

Event Schedule:

Doors Open – 7:00pm

Reception – 7:00 to 7:45pm

Panel Talk – 7:45 to 8:45pm

Event Ends – 9:00pm

The West Coast Modern League gratefully acknowledges the generous partnership and support of the West Vancouver Art Museum and The Polygon Gallery.

Registration Required:

Registration is open to the public with a $10 suggested donation. All funds raised will be allocated to this event and to funding the League's future public programming.

Full Event Details:

westcoastmodern.org/events/west-coast-modernism-in-context/

COVID-19:

Please follow all applicable COVID-19 protocols at the time of the event.

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West Coast Modern Week

From July 5 to 10, 2022, West Coast Modern Week offers many opportunities to learn about West Coast Modernism, an architectural style with deep roots in West Vancouver. Perched between forested mountains and expansive ocean, in a rainforest climate, West Vancouver’s natural setting presented unique challenges and opportunities that came to be reflected in the local architecture. Presented by the West Vancouver Art Museum with its partners and sponsors, West Coast Modern Week’s events include talks, exhibitions, parties, and a Home Tour showcasing local, architecturally-significant homes. For other West Coast Modern Week events, please visit:

westvancouverartmuseum.ca

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