Posts Tagged ‘public space’

South of Vancouver, BC’s Lulu Series Celebrates Art in the City

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
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Public Spaces Art The 2013 Lulu Speaker Series on Art in the City concludes with a presentation on the art of public spaces and urban living by Andrew Pask.

Richmond, British Columbia in the South of Vancouver region continues to spotlight art in the city with it’s Lulu Speaker Series.  March 28 will feature Vancouver Public Space Network founder Andrew Pask delivering a presentation on the art of public spaces and its place in the city experience at Richmond City Hall.

Early spring is a great time to discover Richmond, BC and all that the South of Vancouver region of British Columbia has to offer.  Add this engaging exhibition and the unique South Vancouver lodging of our member bed & breakfast inns to your travel plans.

The City on Display: Urban Living and the Art of Public Space

Richmond City Hall Council Chambers
7:00 PM
Seating is limited
RSVP to lulu@richmond.ca

From beaches to civic architecture, parks, plazas, public squares and even the streets themselves, cities are evaluated by the quality of their public spaces.

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Public spaces have the potential to inspire whole populations.

Mr. Pask, an anthropologist and urban planner who studied in Toronto and Amsterdam, will present the history of public spaces and reveal how theories of their design has evolved to the theories used in the present day.  Recent public space debates, issues and their solutions through design around the world will be explored, including:

  • New park & plaza projects
  • Social (and contested) nature of public places
  • Recent artistic interventions to enliven existing public spaces

Andrew Pask, a neighbourhood planner with the City of Vancouver, founded and directs the Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN), a nonprofit organization run by volunteers since 2005.  It uses a blend of creative research, design and intervention to advocate for the importance of quality public spaces.  Mr. Pask has contributed to a wide variety of community developments with non-profits and local governments in both British Columbia and Ontario.

More information available from the City of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada website.

Choose South of Vancouver, BC Lodging That Provides Custom-designed Private Spaces

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The bed and breakfast inns of South Vancouver invite you to choose a personalized stay experience.

Our South of Vancouver bed and breakfast inns offer unique lodging for your family vacation to help you get the most out of your spring getaway to the South of Vancouver region of British Columbia.

Wake to a delectable variety of breakfast option after a night’s stay in a cozy guest room.  Enjoy the pampering service and area expertise of the innkeepers at locations all across the South of Vancouver area.

What’s Your South of Vancouver Public Spaces Expectation or Experience?

The South Vancouver region of British Columbia is a center of multicultural and multimedia public art and spaces.

Please share your plans for and memories of the public spaces of South Vancouver.