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Why I Design: Theories of Change Afternoon Panel Discussion

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To complement our annual Why I Design showcase MOV has assembled a dynamic group of cutting edge local designers to discuss relevant themes in local design communities. Moderated by Pietra Basilij this forum will explore contemporary issues confronting emerging and mid-career designers of Vancouver. Design processes and repurposing, the role of storytelling and theories of change and role of materiality in shaping business process and models are concerns explored by our astute panel. A Q and A will follow.

Featuring: Wendy Youds (Mountain Equipment Co-op), Richard Evans (evans architecture), Lukas Holy (Hapa Collaborative Landscape Architecture and Urban Design) and Michael Host (mth woodworks).

Moderated by Pietra Basilij (Sustainable Community Development, Vancouver Economic Commission)

Date: Saturday November 3, 2018

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Admission: FREE with Why I Design evening program ticket.
$12.00 without evening ticket.

Why I Design main evening event info here: https://museumofvancouver.ca/wid2018

Note: Event ticket includes FREE admission to our feature exhibitions Haida Now, c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city, Wild Things: The Power of Nature in our Lives and in/flux: Art of Korean Diaspora (reg. $19). Please consider arriving early with your event ticket to view the exhibits.

We acknowledge that the city of Vancouver is on the shared, unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Wendy Youds is Senior Director of Product Design, MEC. She leads the MEC Private Label in-house design & production teams and is responsible for the design evolution of the Label’s new collections showcasing MECs design identity, philosophy and DNA which launches in Spring 2019. Her persistent appetite for innovation, new manufacturing process and WHY something needs to exist has attributed to her success in disrupting how product is created and is a key driver for her Design approach and passion for building agile, high performing teams. Wendy has worked for Global Brands; Dr Martens, NEXT and Lululemon. Wendy leads a discussion on New Product Development at Queens University as part of their annual Marketing MBA program.
Originally from the UK, Wendy has lived off-shore since 1998. She spent 9 years living in Hong Kong, working closely with over 100 manufacturers across the Asia region. She has worked in Monaco and Cape Town and in 2012 her work led her to Canada and Lululemon as their Director of Product Development until she joined MEC in January 2017. She now calls Whistler ‘home’.

Architect Richard Evans' professional journey began in 1986 as an intern with Arthur Erickson Architects’ Vancouver office. After a two-year contract with the then called Department of Indian Affairs, he co-founded Marceau Evans Johnson Architects in 1991, and then in 2008 created Evans Architecture. EA continues to be First Nation community focused; developing culturally relevant projects in close co-operation with users remains a strong core interest. Richard has lived in a housing cooperative in False Creek South since 1986, and was instrumental in creating *RePlan, a community group that is focused on the renewal of a neighborhood that is recognized worldwide as an example of successful urban design by partnering with the City of Vancouver to achieve long-term land leases in the area.

Michael Host is Principal of mth woodworks, a Vancouver Canada-based functional art and design company founded in 2010. Nestled at the foot of the coastal mountains, and inspired by the majestic trees of BC's forests our goal is to translate this experience into functional furniture and artwork. Eco-sustainable salvage techniques and a heavy focus on material, sparks continual product evolution.

Lukas Holy is a designer with Hapa Collaborative Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. A landscape architectural graduate from the University of British Columbia, Lukas brings diverse experience in landscape architecture projects, landscape planning and public engagement. Over the past 3 years, Lukas facilitated the design and implementation of Vancouver’s first non-profit sponsored parklet while a designer at Projects in Place Society. This community-led design of a small public space was funded through Upcycle Vancouver. The project tested the use of reclaimed building material and the necessary collaboration within the local deconstruction community.

Pietra Basilij, Sustainable Community Development, Vancouver Economic Commission. Pietra’s research and policy work centers around addressing industrial land issues, enabling a more circular economy, and developing meaningful economic development metrics. She led the creation of the Flats Economic Development Strategy, and has overseen the development of Vancouver’s first Industrial Concierge Service. In addition, she has designed, funded, and managed a number of programs and projects contributing to the development of Vancouver’s impact economy, including the Flats Climate Action Program, Upcycle Vancouver, and Startup City Impact. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from UBC.

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