Vancouver [de]tour Guide 2010
with Rob Brownie, Am Johal, Alan McConchie,
Kristina Lee Podesva, and Althea Thauberger
Vancouver, the host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics, attracted global attention and a surge in tourism. The [de]tour guide offered visitors a unique and unparalleled view of our home city. A multi-layered Google map, collectively rendered by local residents that looked at multiple histories, perspectives, and points of interest. Visitors were encouraged to browse the site for an insiders’ guide to the city. For us, it was vital to complicate the sanitized ‘best place on earth’ version of the city that VANOC was officially promoting to the world.
The Guide offered a venue for divergent representations of space illustrating how space
is determined socially through conflict and contestation. Within this project, to simply map a place was not a question of promotion or rejection of a site, but a way of showing how spaces are valued differently.
Also published in
Secret Publicity/Publicité Secrète 
La Fonderie Darling - Montréal
TO | FROM BC ELECTRIC RAILWAY 100 YEARS
co-curated with Makiko Hara - Centre A, Vancouver
A group exhibition that marked the centennial of the BC Electric Railway building, the past home of Centre A. Addressing the importance of the building in the collective memory of Vancouver. The exhibition invited six contemporary artists, to draw on the multiple histories of the site and neighborhood presenting concepts of arrival and departure, place, immigrant mobility, and transit.
Raymond Boisjoly (text based installation)
Stan Douglas (photography)
Ali Kazimi (film)
Vanessa Kwan (installation)
Cindy Mochizuki (multi-media installation)
Evan Lee (installation)
The catalogue can be viewed here
Songs of the False Creek Flats
with Veda Hille
Theatre Replacement and Western Front Media Arts presented the debut performance of a new song cycle by Veda Hille, accompanied by a visual narrative narrated by Annabel Vaughan. In honour of the City’s 125th birthday, the work animated a vast area of the city that lay dormant - the False Creek Flats.