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part Celebration | part Learning | part Mapping the Future for Cultural Spaces in Vancouver!

Creative SpaceMaking Vancouver Cultural Celebration: Powered by PechaKucha

Wednesday, June 12, 7:00 – 10:00pm
 The WISE Hall (1882 Adanac Street)
19+, $10.00. Cash bar and light snacks. Advance registration only.

Register now. Tickets moving quickly and seating is limited.

Join us for a celebration of cultural space in Vancouver. Fun, inspiring, and unexpected complement to the sharing, learning and mapping sessions of Creative SpaceMaking Vancouver.

Modelled on the hugely successful PechaKucha format, 10 speakers: 20 slides each, 20 seconds per slide will spark our imagination and inspire. This event will appeal to Creative SpaceMaking workshop participants and to anyone interested in creative and cultural space in Vancouver.


  • Dr. Ron Burnett, President and Vice Chancellor, Emily Carr University of Art & Design
    Dr. Burnett has received numerous national and international awards for his service and achievements related to education, media arts, communications and cultural studies.
  • Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator, Vancouver Art Gallery
    Mr. Grenville has organized many thematic group exhibitions featuring artists from around the globe.
  • Doug Hamming, Senior Principal Architect, STANTEC
    Through 23 years of practice Mr. Hamming has put his finger prints on public buildings, educational facilities, attractions, and high-density residential projects.
  • Terry Hunter, Executive Director, Vancouver Moving Theatre and Artistic Producer, Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
    Mr. Hunter’s work is recognized nationally for its community engaged festivals and productions tailored with and for the Downtown Eastside.
  • Caitlin Jones, Executive Director, Western Front
    Ms. Jones has an international career of writing, curation, conservation, and has been responsible for developing important tools and policy for the preservation and documentation of electronic and ephemeral artworks.
  • Marita Michaelis, Director, SAFE Amplification Site Society
    Ms. Michaelis is working  to establishing an all ages music venue in Vancouver that is legal, sustainable, and accessible to all.
  • Gordon Ross, Vice President, Open Road
    Mr. Ross as twenty-year veteran of the digital industry who has led numerous corporate projects, and who speaks internationally about technology and design.
  • Cathryn Vandenbrink, Vice President Properties, Artspace Seattle
    Ms. Vandenbrink is a nationally acclaimed artist, urban planner and advocate for artists and arts organizations who has worked on the development of over half a dozen artist space projects.
  • James Saunders, Artistic Director, Real Wheels
    Mr. Saunders, a quadriplegic from a spinal cord injury, is an actor, writer, and producer for the stage and screen who is committed to positive and accurate representations of disability in media.

View the full biographies of the presenters

Presented by: City of Vancouver – Cultural Services with Artscape
Generously supported by: SFU’s School for Contemporary Arts


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The WISE Hall is considered a semi-accessible venue. Wheelchair access around back, 10 steps in front; open concept, can be well lit, all wood flooring, sturdy padded seats and small movable bistro and bar tables. The stage is up 6 non-railed steps and not wheelchair accessible. One wheelchair accessible bathroom stall currently available in the women’s washroom* only. The Hall offers bike racks and street parking, and is within a few blocks of wheelchair accessible transit. There is neither a scent-free policy in place nor scent free soaps available currently.


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